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Evening dress

Designer:
Halston (American, Des Moines, Iowa 1932–1990 San Francisco, California)
Date:
1977
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas L. Kempner, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.420.62
Not on view
Mrs. Kempner's travels gave her the opportunity to depart from the urbane daywear and formal eveningwear that defined her New York wardrobe. Vivid colors and exotic accessories contributed to the festive quality of clothes that she wore to Christmas in Santo Domingo or skiing in Gstaad. Mrs. Kempner found the ease and comfort of Halston's cashmere knits perfect for packing, proclaiming, "I love the feeling of completely covered nakedness, of cashmere on my skin."
Marking: [label] "HALSTON / MADE IN ITALY / 100% CASHMERE WOOL"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nan Kempner: American Chic," December 12, 2006–March 4, 2007.

de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Nan Kempner: American Chic," June 16, 2007–November 11, 2007.

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