evening dress 'Clouds'
evening dress 'Clouds'
evening dress 'Clouds'
evening dress 'Clouds'
evening dress 'Clouds'
evening dress 'Clouds'

evening dress 'Clouds'

Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)

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After a visit to Japan in 1980, Halston sought out the Japanese textile designer Reiko Sudo (b. 1953) for collaboration. Sudo’s hand-painted designs soon replaced the perennially popular tie-dyed prints that were characteristic of Halston’s collections. Taking its inspiration from organic forms and nature, the original cloud print for this dress was hand-painted on silk by Sudo and later reprinted. Iridescent clear sequins cover the entire surface of the dress, giving it a subtle luster and sheen.

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

{1} See catalogue, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Vintage Couture and Accessories, 21 September 2008, lot 132.

Object Information

Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
silk jersey with iridescent sequins
L: 51-1/4 in.
W: 24-3/4 in.
mark descriptions
label: Halston
label: Martha / Palm Beach, New York, Miami Beach
accession number
credit line
Deaccessioned Textiles Fund
© Halston
Textile and Fashion Arts

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