cocktail dress

 
Designer
Creation date
Materials
silk organza
Dimensions
L: 43 in.
Credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
Accession number
1986.339
Collection
Not Currently On View

In 1980, Women Wear Daily gave Halston a new nickname: "Mr. Ruffle." His ruffle technique was called a paradox because "while virtually every piece of clothing sports some sort of flourish or ruffle, the best of these also possess a cleanly sculpted feel."

Individually cut petals are paired, gathered and stitched all over the skirt to create a voluminous look.

Elizabeth Weymouth, New York (Stan Weaver, New York); given to IMA March 24, 1986.
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