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dress for evening ensemble

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


Patterns played an important role in Halston's trademark beadwork for dresses, kaftans and tops. The chiffon fabrics became canvases for an explosion of beads and sequins.

The ingenuity of Halston's designs is evident in the beaded pattern of this dress. The weight of the beads in the fireworks pattern is distributed evenly all over the dress. Since the fabric was cut on the bias, this would prevent it from stretching.

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
1980
materials
silk chiffon, bugle beads, sequins
dimensions
L: 22 in. L: 62 in.
accession number
1986.336B
credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts