Thursday, June 5, 2008

Simply Halston

A collection of 32 fashions by designer Roy Halston Frowick are on display in the Fashion Arts Gallery of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, through 4 January 2009.

Known best as, "Simply Halston", the designer was born in Iowa in 1932, and grew up in Evansville, Ind. He began his career as a milliner and later designed the hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore at her husband’s inauguration in 1961.

A master of cut, he was a favorite of many celebrities and designed clothes for Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston and Lauren Bacall. Most of the approximately 32 designs in this exhibition are drawn from the IMA’s fashion arts collection. He died in 1990.

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