evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat
evening coat

evening coat

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)

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Halston was greatly influenced by the skill and engineering exhibited in works by the French couturier Madeleine Vionnet and the American fashion designer Charles James. Halston created a number of garments based on and inspired by landmark pieces in James’s 1930s collections.

Reminiscent of traditional Chinese jackets, this exquisite, made-to-order quilted evening jacket is most likely based on a coat James created in 1937. Halston used fabric cut entirely on the bias and custom quilting to miter padded channels, creating what appears to be a straight-grain garment.

Eleonore R. Carruth New York (Stan Weaver, New York); given to the IMA December 5, 1988.

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
late 1970s
materials
silk satin, quilted
dimensions
L: 36 1/2 in.
mark descriptions
Halston
accession number
1988.292
credit line
Gift of Eleanore R. Carruth
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors

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