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

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Evening Dress

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)


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.

Object Information

designer
Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
1980
materials
silk organza, silk velvet
dimensions
L: 22-1/2 in. (blouse)
accession number
80.262A-C
credit line
Gift of Halston Limited
copyright
© Halston
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors