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Halston, Designer (American, 1932-1990)

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For prints, Halston leaned toward abstract patterns-soft washes and brushstrokes rather than identifiable motifs. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, inspired by Kandinsky, he employed prints with soft-edged zig-zags, circles and rectangles.

On a visit to Japan in 1980, Halston was inspired by Japanese designs. This extraordinary pattern, custom to this dress, was hand-printed in Japan.

Elizabeth Weymouth [b. 1943], New York, New York; through (Stan Weaver, New York, New York); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1985.

Object Information

Halston (American, 1932-1990)
creation date
about 1980
silk georgette
57 1/2 x 33 in.
accession number
credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
© Halston
Textile and Fashion Arts

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