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Halston said, "I love the idea of a ruffle that seems to come from nothing. I like things that look sculptured and yet are soft." The period from late 1970s to early 1980s is known as Halston's ruffle period. In 1980 Women Wear Daily gave Halston a new nickname, "Mr. Ruffle."
In Halston's innovative construction technique, the ruffles and body of the garment were created from one piece of fabric. This softly draped blouse with cut-in-one ruffles was created by cutting several layers of ruffles in minimally graduated widths to create a soft fluttery look.
Halston Limited c/o Micheal Lichtenstien, New York; given to the IMA July 10, 1980.