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

evening dress

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)

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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, New York ; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1980.

Object Information

Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
silk organza, silk velvet
A) blouse: length 22-1/2 in.
B) skirt: length 50-1/2 in.
C) sash: length 81 in.
accession number
credit line
Gift of Halston Limited
© Halston
Textile and Fashion Arts

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