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The dress, belt and jacket of this ensemble are embroidered with bugle and pearl beads in a hexagonal pattern. Halston was particularly fond of this pattern and incorporated it in many of this creations.
The simple sleeveless dress with a deep scope neckline is worn with a superbly constructed jacket. The jacket is made from a single piece of fabric in a circular format with batwing sleeves. The sleeves circle the front and are gathered at the shoulders.
(All That Glitters)
This ensemble, consisting of a dress, belt and jacket, is embroidered with bugle and pearl beads in a hexagonal pattern. The masterfully constructed jacket with its "batwing sleeves" is made from a single piece of fabric cut in a circle.
Beaded patterns played a consistent and important role in Halston’s designs for dresses, caftans, and tops. For Halston, fabrics became canvases for artistic expression onto which he sprinkled beads and sequins.
Elizabeth Weymouth, New York; through (Cora Ginsberg, Inc.) Tarrytown, New York; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1986).