evening ensemble

Creation date
crushed silk velvet, tie-dyed
A) L: 31 in. (jacket) B) L: 21 in. (halter top) C) L: 48 in. (pants)
Credit line
Gift of Elizabeth Weymouth
Accession number
Not Currently On View

Halston's first runway show in 1968 was the debut for his "pajama dressing." The style was simple, the line uncomplicated, and fabrics were interesting and unexpected.

In the 1960s and 1970s tie-dying was popular among hippies and flower children. Halston's adaptation, a style known as "hippy chic," shows how street fashion influenced high fashion.

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