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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 Wemouth [b. 1943], New York, New York; through (Cora Ginsburg, Inc., Tarrytown, New York); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1986.