With a documentary of his life recently screened in New York and Los Angeles and the new Halston Heritage label gaining notoriety thanks in part to its creative director Sarah Jessica Parker, Halston has been on our minds lately. Roy Halston Frowick, who gained popularity in the 1970s thanks to his long dresses and use of ultrasuede, began as a milliner and his hats were featured in the Chicago Daily News in the 1950s. Once Jacqueline Kennedy wore his pillbox hat to her husband’s 1961 inauguration, Halston gained notoriety and started designing women’s wear.
With fans such as Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, Liz Taylor, Anjelica Huston and Babe Paley, Halston became synonymous with glamour, decadence and international jet setters. The first designer to license his name and designs, Halston was a trailblazer. He died in 1990, but is certainly not forgotten. You may learn more about Halston by visiting the website for Whitney Sudler-Smith’s film Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston.
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