evening dress

 
Designer
Creation date
Materials
silk organza, mirrors, sequins, glass beads, bugle beads, pearl beads, metallic threads
Dimensions
L: 68-3/4 in.
Credit line
Gift of Halston Enterprises, Incorporated
Accession number
82.84A-B
Collection
Not Currently On View

Halston's first glittery pieces appeared in his 1973 collection. His simple silhouettes adorned with sophisticated beaded patterns associated glitter with taste and wealth. By 1978 all of Halston's beaded dresses were made India.

This dress, with raglan sleeves, sarong wrap skirt with a crossover closure and fish-tail back, is a classic Halston design. The Indian influence is evident in the use of mirrors.

Halston Enterprises, Incorporated, New York; given to IMA July 9, 1982.
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