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

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Evening Dress

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


The most dramatic of Halston's draped dresses were inspired by Grecian togas. He used drawstrings to create deep shirrs and folds in the fabric.

The bodice of this dress is constructed of one piece of fabric that is wrapped around the back, gathered in front, and stitched down, creating a multitude of folds. The full, sheer skirt is worn over attached panties.

Elizabeth Weymouth, New York (Cora Ginsburg, Inc, Tarrytown New York); given to IMA December 17, 1986.

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
about 1980
materials
silk jersey
dimensions
L: 41 in.
accession number
1986.320
credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors