evening ensemble
evening ensemble
evening ensemble
evening ensemble
evening ensemble
evening ensemble

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evening ensemble

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


Halston's first runway show in 1968 was the debut for his "pajama dressing." The style was simple, the line uncomplicated, and fabrics were interesting and unexpected.

In the 1960s and 1970s tie-dying was popular among hippies and flower children. Halston's adaptation, a style known as "hippy chic," shows how street fashion influenced high fashion.

Elizabeth Weymouth, New York (Stan Weaver, New York); given to IMA March 24, 1986.

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
about 1970
materials
crushed silk velvet, tie-dyed
dimensions
A) L: 31 in. (jacket)
B) L: 21 in. (halter top)
C) L: 48 in. (pants)
accession number
1986.316A-C
credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors