Evening dress Halston (American, Des Moines, Iowa 1932–1990 San Francisco, California) Date: 1970s Culture: American Medium: nylon, plastic

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Gorgeous brown jersey and silk chiffon Halston maxi dress with a built in bra, an open back halter neckline, long chiffon angel sleeves and a wiggle

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Halston Evening gown, c. 1976 Silk jersey Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Roy Halston Frowick came to Chicago to attend the School of the Art Institute. He opened a millinery studio in the early 1950s and later moved to New York to launch his dressmaking career. Halston soon became known for his classical designs in silk jersey and Ultrasuede. This gown is one of more than 60 couture pieces featured in the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum.

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