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Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)

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Halston set out to create garments that achieved the prominent wide-shouldered silhouette of 1980s without the padding. Soft and sculptural, the style of this jacket was known as the “dinosaur” due to the layout of the ruffles. The ruffle in the foreground runs up either sleeve, curving down at the neck to form the collar. The second ruffle runs continuously up one sleeve, behind the neck, and down the other sleeve.

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
early 1980s
materials
silk taffeta faille
dimensions
L: 22 3/4 in. (bodice) | 67 in. (sas
mark descriptions
Halston
accession number
1986.325A-C
credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors

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