Dress, Halston (American, Des Moines, Iowa 1932–1990 San Francisco, California), Ultrasuede, American

Dress

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
Not on view

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.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s," April 6, 1999–August 22, 1999.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Ingenuity," April 2, 1998–August 16, 1998.