Designer: Halston (American, Des Moines, Iowa 1932–1990 San Francisco, California)

Date: 1972

Culture: American

Medium: Ultrasuede

Credit Line: Gift of Faye Robson, 1993

Accession Number: 1993.351a, b


Wrapping, tying, and folding were all habits of mind for Halston. That the designer prized simplicity is evident in his most famous millinery achievement, the pillbox hat. In this Ultrasuede shirtwaist, perhaps his greatest dressmaking success, he offered a versatile sportswear icon in a new material, allowing for countless individual expressions through personal styling.