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Halston perfected a technique for cutting and constructing elegant, columnar-style dresses. A signature look, the “tube” dress first appeared in his Spring 1974 collection, and he created multiple variations in future seasons.
Upon first glance, Halston’s designs seem simple, but his refined construction techniques are quite complex. Cut on the bias, this dress is composed of one length of fabric expertly measured, cut, wrapped, and sewn with a seam spiraling around the body.
David W. Campbell, New York (Stan Weaver, New York); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1983