If you know your vintage, you’ll hear the word "Halston"and think Studio 54 – glamorous, floor length frocks, Bianca Jagger astride a white horse (literally, not metaphorically) and timeless, floaty elegance meets dresses to dance in.
Roy Halston Frowick, known to most by his middle name, Halston, was an iconic designer of the 1970s His long dresses are synonymous with that era, and his shimmering, floatatious layers and one-shouldered creations were the discoteque darlings of the time.
After relocation to New York and time spent working with milliner, Lilly Dache, led to a position at prestigious department store Bergdorf Goodman in their customer milliner salon. It was here that he designed the iconic pillpox hat worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to her husband’s 1962 presidential inauguration. Soon his designs were the favourite of celebrities from Biana Jagger, to Liza Minelli, Anjelica Houston, Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor, cementing Halston’s style as the one of choice for the international jet set of the time. A regular at Studio 54, old photos show Halston lounging with Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli, all of the women draped in sensual Halston creations.
The image of him and Anjelica Huston is my favourite –I’m a huge fan of her eccentric beauty and dry wit, and she was a serious Betty, in the words of Cher Horowitz.
These days, vintage Halston, is extremely collectable, and so, we couldn't belive our own eyes, when we not only found one of his dresses, but probably the most beautiful one out there. SOLD, before we even had time to list it. Expect to see it on the red carpet soon.