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wrap (from evening dress)

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


Halston said, "Chiffon is the most beautiful feminine fabric for women of every age."

The halter bodice of this dramatic evening dress is constructed of four layers of chiffon. The petal skirt is constructed with three layers of doubled chiffon in a sarong wrap, revealing the leg several inches above the knee in the front and dropping to the floor in back.

David W. Campbell, New York (Stan Weaver, New York); given to IMA September 20, 1984.

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
1970s
materials
silk chiffon
dimensions
L: 50 in. (dress) | 96 in. (sash)
accession number
1984.190B
credit line
Gift of David W. Campbell
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts