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Evening dress

Designer:
Halston (American, Des Moines, Iowa 1932–1990 San Francisco, California)
Date:
ca. 1978
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexandra Auchincloss Herzan from the collection of Lily Auchincloss, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.480.3
Not on view
The one-shouldered gown appeared in many of Halston's collections. He was especially interested in the bias-spiraling of fabric over the body. Although this gown is modest in its coverage of the body, its sliced neckline and tentative anchoring on the right shoulder convey a potential for nudity and allude to the classical Greek fashion of fixing the himation, or cloak, at the shoulder to drape in a fall at one side.
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