evening dress

Creation date
silk organza, silk velvet
L: 22-1/2 in. (blouse)
Credit line
Gift of Halston Limited
Accession number
Not Currently On View

Halston said, "I love the idea of a ruffle that seems to come from nothing. I like things that look sculptured and yet are soft." The period from late 1970s to early 1980s is known as Halston's ruffle period. In 1980 Women Wear Daily gave Halston a new nickname, "Mr. Ruffle."

In Halston's innovative construction technique, the ruffles and body of the garment were created from one piece of fabric. This softly draped blouse with cut-in-one ruffles was created by cutting several layers of ruffles in minimally graduated widths to create a soft fluttery look.

Halston Limited c/o Micheal Lichtenstien, New York; given to the IMA July 10, 1980.
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