evening dress
evening dress
evening dress
evening dress
evening dress
evening dress

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Evening Dress

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


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

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
1975
materials
synthetic satin
dimensions
57 5/8 in. (length)
mark descriptions
Label: Halston
accession number
1983.124
credit line
Gift of David W. Campbell
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors