Woman's Evening Dress

Designed by Halston, American, 1932 - 1990

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1973

Medium:
Orange synthetic knit

Dimensions:
Center Back Length: 54 inches (137.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1996-2-14

Credit Line:
Gift of the Arons Family Foundation in memory of Edna S. Beron, 1996

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Halston, born Roy Halston Frowick, became the darling of the jet set and the quintessential American designer of the 1970s. By the 1970s he had become the supreme American fashion designer, created unconstricted, pared-down yet elegant clothes that were traditional, radically simple, and eminently wearable. Halston's penchant for vibrant colors and his conceptual use of fluid matte jersey are shown in this asymmetrical dress that wraps around itself and extends to form a draped sleeve.

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  • PublicationBest Dressed: Fashion from the Birth of Couture to Today

    Halston, who by the 1970s had become the supreme American fashion designer, created unconstricted, pared-down yet elegant clothes that were traditional, radically simple, and eminently wearable. Halston's penchant for vibrant colors and his conceptual use of fluid matte jersey are shown in this asymmetrical dress that wraps around itself and extends to form a draped sleeve. Dilys E. Blum and H. Kristina Haugland, from Best Dressed: Fashion from the Birth of Couture to Today (1997) pp. 58 -59.