cocktail dress
cocktail dress
cocktail dress
cocktail dress
cocktail dress
cocktail dress

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cocktail dress

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


In 1980, Women Wear Daily gave Halston a new nickname: "Mr. Ruffle." His ruffle technique was called a paradox because "while virtually every piece of clothing sports some sort of flourish or ruffle, the best of these also possess a cleanly sculpted feel."

Individually cut petals are paired, gathered and stitched all over the skirt to create a voluminous look.

Elizabeth Weymouth, New York (Stan Weaver, New York); given to IMA March 24, 1986.

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
1980
materials
silk organza
dimensions
L: 43 in.
accession number
1986.339
credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors