evening dress

Creation date
silk chiffon and rhinestones
L: 54 3/4 in.
Credit line
Textile Arts Fund
Accession number
Not Currently On View

Halston created beautiful kaftans that were both comfortable and flattering to a variety of body types. This piece exemplifies Halston’s aesthetic by exhibiting his commitment to the use of fine fabrics, expertly devised layering, and distinctive surface treatment.

This kaftan evening dress is composed of two layers of silk chiffon dyed in a gradated blueish gray to dark blue. The piece sparkles as the wearer moves, owing to the strategically placed rhinestones attached to the different layers.

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

{1} See catalogue, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Vintage Couture and Accessories, 21 September 2008, lot 124.
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