Evening dress

Designer Halston American

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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."

Evening dress, Halston (American, Des Moines, Iowa 1932–1990 San Francisco, California), wool, American

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