evening dress
evening dress
evening dress
evening dress
evening dress
evening dress

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evening dress

Attributed to Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


Halston created beautiful kaftans that were both comfortable and flattering to a variety of body types. This piece exemplifies Halston’s aesthetic by exhibiting his commitment to the use of fine fabrics, expertly devised layering, and distinctive surface treatment.

This kaftan evening dress is composed of two layers of silk chiffon dyed in a gradated blueish gray to dark blue. The piece sparkles as the wearer moves, owing to the strategically placed rhinestones attached to the different layers.

(Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, Illinois); {1} purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2009.

{1} See catalogue, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Vintage Couture and Accessories, 21 September 2008, lot 124.

Object Information

designer
Attributed to Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
1970s
materials
silk chiffon and rhinestones
dimensions
L: 54 3/4 in.
accession number
2009.555
credit line
Textile Arts Fund
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors