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Halston Clothing

American, 1932-1990

Recognized for the understated but wholly glamorous fashions he introduced in the 1970s, and revered today for his vintage dresses, sunglasses, handbags and other enduring designs, Roy Halston Frowick defined the spare, body-conscious style of the so-called Studio 54 era. In doing so, he became a legend himself, known simply as Halston, a lean moniker that represented the visionary minimalist ideals he would inject into the world of fashion.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa — but raised in Evansville, Indiana — Halston moved to Chicago in 1952, where he worked as a window dresser by day and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at night. In the late 1950s, he moved to New York City. As the hat designer for Bergdorf Goodman, he had his first encounter with fame in 1961 when Jackie Kennedy wore a pillbox hat he designed to President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Less than a decade later, after hats fell out of fashion and sales plummeted, Halston launched his own ready-to-wear line and opened a ​​Madison Avenue boutique.

One of Halston’s early successes was the sexy Ultrasuede shirtdress, an unassuming adaptation of a man’s oxford shirt introduced in 1972 that became a fashion staple for the well-dressed woman. Named for a washable synthetic fabric that evokes the feel of suede — Halston is said to have previously seen innovative designer Issey Miyake wearing the material — the Ultrasuede shirtdress was cut to complement many figures with buttons that began at the breastbone rather than at the garment’s structured neckline. In one season, 60,000 were sold. Ultrasuede became a Halston signature, and he would use the fabric in coats, luggage and other items.

But it was his seductively simple nightlife designs that made Halston an international name. Often cut on the bias or sewn with single seams, his garments were constructed to flatter the female form like no evening gowns that had come before, popularizing such styles as the halter dress. “Halston brought a spark of the divine to everything he did,” said model Pat Cleveland during an interview about the 2021 Netflix series based on his life.

And, for a while, the designer was as ubiquitous in the clubs as his designs. “For two decades, [Halston] was the king of New York nightlife,” wrote Steven Gaines in Vanity Fair. He was a regular at Studio 54, partying with the likes of Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli and his Halstonettes, his coterie of glamorous models and muses that included Elsa Peretti. The close friend and collaborator of Halston’s transformed diamond jewelry for Tiffany & Co. after signing a contract with the storied American luxury house in 1974.

Halston won four Coty American Fashion Critics' Awards over the course of his career. In 1973, he sold his company to Norton Simon, and in the early 1980s, it switched ownership again. By 1984, neither his name nor his company were his own. Halston continued to work, however. He collaborated with close friend and legendary choreographer Martha Graham, designing critically acclaimed costumes for her, including for her dance work Persephone in 1987. Halston died of complications from AIDS in 1990.

Today, Halston’s designs can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and more.

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Designer: Halston
Halston IV 1970s Rare Novelty Fish Print Black and White Vintage 70s Ensemble
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare HALSTON IV 1970s black and white novelty fish print three piece jersey ensemble ! Top features an asymmetrical neckline on the front and back. Skirt is a flirty easy fit with an...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston Goddess Dress Circa 1970’s
By Halston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Goddess Dress by Halston Circa 1970s Burgundy Draped sleeves Slip-on Scoop neck dress Sheer sleeves layers Lined interior Condition: Excellent vintage c...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

2000s Halston Heritage gold sequins embelisshed dress
By Halston
Located in Capri, IT
2000s Halston Heritage gold sequins dress Still with original tags Composition: 100 % Nylon lining :92% polyester 8% elastane Measurements: waist: 72 centimetres, bust: 90 centime...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Halston Clothing

Vintage Halston Navy Blue Chiffon Slip Dress
By Halston
Located in Carmel, CA
Halston chiffon dress features a long-sleeve layer that has an elasticized waist and a hook & eye closure. Slip has a V-neckline and tan/neutral-...
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1970s Halston Clothing

Rare Halston Cashmere Red Maxi dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
This True American classic! Rare Halston Cashmere in American Red. The back shoulder-to-shoulder measures 12 inches, the sleeves are 9 1/2 inches, and...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston Fall 1997 by Randolph Duke maxi beaded runway gown
By Halston
Located in Annandale, VA
Halston by Randolph Duke Fall 1997 fully beaded runway dress Good vintage condition, some beads might be missing but not noticeable. Light stain on the interior (pictured) Size lab...
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1990s Halston Clothing

Halston Fringe Crepe Dress
By Halston
Located in London, GB
Halston Fringe Crepe Dress Ivory sleeveless dress covered in tiers of swishy fringe. Detailed with halter neck, straight cut silhouette and button closure to rear. Rrp £333 Size –...
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21st Century and Contemporary Halston Clothing

Halston 1970s Brown Rust H Logo Buckles Two Piece Vintage 70s Bikini Swimsuit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Another 1970s HALSTON brown / rust two piece bikini swimsuit ! This is one of five swimsuits from a halstonette model herself. Ivory colored lucite buckles in the signature H shape. ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston Burnt Orange Ultrasuede Dress, Circa 1970s
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic vintage Halston ultrasuede shirt dress. notch collar. long sleeves. loose fitting silhouette. 5 button closure. ✩ Roy Halston is credited with bringing the ultrasuede fabric ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

c. 1970s HALSTON Orange Matte Jersey Halter Dress with Matching Jacket
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
c. 1970s HALSTON Orange Matte Jersey Halter Dress with Matching Jacket; Draped U-Neckline with Cowl Back; Rouleau Strap with Hook and Eye Closure; Slit at Center Front; Short Sleeve ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston 09 ivory cream plisse grecian style backless wedding maxi dress gown 42
By Halston
Located in Milano, Lombardia
LOVE LALI VINTAGE Halston 2009 Floor length grecian style plisse gown in cream - the colour is very slightly lighter than in the pictures Completely backless cut Composition: 100%...
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Early 2000s Italian Halston Clothing

1970S Halston Blush Pink Bias Cut Silk Crepe Back Satin Iconic One Shoulder Gown
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
1970S Halston Blush Pink Bias Cut Silk Crepe Back Satin Iconic One Shoulder Gown
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1970s Halston Clothing

1970S Halston Cream Beaded Silk Cocktail Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
1970S Halston Cream Beaded Silk Cocktail Dress
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1970s Halston Clothing

F/W 1997 Halston by Randolph Duke Runway Black Cowl Neck Beaded Dress
By Halston, Randolph Duke
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Shimmer and shine in this incredible Halston by Randolph Duke Fall/Winter 1997 runway dress. This ultra-chic knee-length dress features a plunging cowl neckline and is amped up with ...
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1990s European Halston Clothing

A/W 1973 Halston Sleeveless Geometric Point Sequin Gradient Gown
By Halston
Located in North Hollywood, CA
A/W 1973 Halston Oil Slick sleeveless geometric point sequin gradient gown. Sleeveless scoop neck gown with extremely rare full subtly iridescent sequi...
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1970s Halston Clothing

Vintage Halston Halter Dress Silk Wrap Style Attached Angel Sleeve Capelet 70s
By Halston
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Fabulous vintage Halston evening or cocktail dress, likely made in the 1970s. This chic little black dress is made from gorgeous black silk, and features a halter top with an attache...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Cerulean Blue Silk Chiffon Blue Size 6 / 8 70s Goddess Gown Dress
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage 70s HALSTON Couture cerulean blue silk chiffon goddess gown ! Simply slips over the head. There are multiple layers of the finest silk chiffon that just flow with the wind and movement. An iconic museum...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Vintage 1970's Halston Couture Iridescent Beaded Black Silk One-Shoulder Dress
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An absolutely stunning and highly desirable Halston couture fully beaded silk one-shoulder dress dating back to the mid 1970's. Halston revolutionized the way women dress and is one ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston 1970's Haute Couture Nude One Shoulder Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Halston 1970's Haute Couture Nude One Shoulder Dress. This dress exudes timeless elegance - in a sheer nude silhouette and jeweled embellishments along the neckline, this piece is tr...
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1970s Halston Clothing

NWT 1990s HALSTON Burgundy Ombré Silk Burnout Velvet Devore Beaded 90s Gown
By Halston, Randolph Duke
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant and regal brand new late 90s (1998) vintage HALSTON by Randolph Duke for Saks 5th Avenue silk burnout velvet devore beaded evening dress ! Couture quality with so much attent...
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1990s American Halston Clothing

Halston Silk Wrap Dress 1970s
By Halston, Halson
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful black silk dress from Halston. It has a plunging neckline, cape sleeves and wraps at the front waist. The skirt portion is straight gathering onto a waistband which hooks...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston NWT $12k Vintage Size 6 Open Back Black Silk Sequin Gown Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Insanely beautiful, rare, AND important brand new with original $12,000 price tag (would equal well over $20,000 today), this vintage HALSTON Couture...
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1990s Italian Halston Clothing

1970's HALSTON black velvet bias cut dress
By Halston
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, jet black velvet, bias cut gown designed by Roy Halston Frowick dating to the 1970's. Labeled a size 4. Dress best fits a 2 to a slim 6. Approximate measurements (unstretc...
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1970s North American Halston Clothing

Halston 1970s Lipstick Red Silk Chiffon Fully Sequin Vintage 70s Sleeveless Top
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful late 1970s HALSTON lipstick / candy apple red silk chiffon sleeveless top ! This beauty comes from the Halston Sportswear line. Thousands of hand-sewn red sequins on top of...
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1970s Indian Halston Clothing

Halston for I. Magnin fur coat with suede trim, 1970s
By Halston
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Nutria fur coat with large collar and suede trim from Halston dating to the late 1970's. Fits a size 4 or 6. Approximate measurements: 15" shoulders, bust 40", waist 40", hem width 4...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Vintage HALSTON 1970s Tropical Jersey 2 Piece Ensemble Skirt Halter Top OOAK
By Halston
Located in Asheville, NC
Halston, Vintage 1970's, Jersey Blend, Halter Top with Neck and Waist Tie, Metal Talon Zipper on Side of Skirt, One Pocket on Skirt, Vintage Size 10, Rare, One of a Kind! Measuremen...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Vintage Halston Gorgeous Size 8 Botanical Tropical Print Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage HALSTON vibrant colored Hawaiian / Tropical print maxi dress! Features a terracotta backdrop with brightly colored abstract flowers in purple, red, orange, sorbet, g...
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Late 20th Century American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Red + Ivory White Silk Long Bell Sleeve Vintage 70s Dress + Sash
By Roy Halston Frowick, Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful late 70s HALSTON for BERGDORF GOODMAN lipstick red and off-white abstract silk dress and sash ! Simply slips over the head with a hook-and-eye closure at back center neck. ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970's HALSTON black bias silk cut dress with high slit
By Halston
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black, bias-cut dress with high center front slit from Halston dating to the late 1970's. Best fits a US 4-6. Approximate measurements are 34" at bust, 33" at waist and 46" in t...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston For Study Design Flower Silk Crepe Vintage 70s Tunic + Trousers
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible vintage 70s HALSTON silk crepe tunic top and wide leg pants ! This would be best for design inspiration / study, as there are multiple tears and holes—some of which have b...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

NWT 2000s Halston Brown Ombré Silk Chiffon Mink Trimmed Size 2 / 4 Y2K Gown
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning new with tags early 2000s HALSTON for SAKS 5th AVENUE, by Randolph Duke evening gown. Brown ombré silk chiffon trimmed in mink. This deadstock vintage dress...
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Early 2000s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Vintage Black Stretch Strapless Tube Top
By Halston
Located in Portland, OR
This is a 1970's vintage Halston black puckered elastic tube top. It has really unique elastic veins along the inside of the fabric that create a unique pucke...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston Iconic Ultra Feather Faux Suede Cropped Zippered Jacket c 1970s Petite
By Halston
Located in University City, MO
Halston Iconic ultra - feather faux suede bomber style zippered jacket c 1970s Petite Size The stylish petite size cropped hunter green zippered jacket is constructed with Halston's ...
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1970s Unknown Halston Clothing

Halston Cashmere Knitted Dress, 2000s
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Halston cashmere knitted dress with decor made of metal elements. Additional information: Fabric: 100% cashmere Size: XS-S Period: 2000s Condition: V...
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Early 2000s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Purple Plunging One Piece Vintage 70s Halter Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and sexy 1970s HALSTON purple one piece plunging halter swimsuit OR bodysuit ! Beautiful purple jewel tone color. This rare beauty is one of 6 Halston swimsuits...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston 1970s Documented Beaded Dress
By Halston
Located in Water Mill, NY
Featured in "Halston: An American Original" by Elaine Gross and Red Rottham, this beautiful sleeveless off white silk dress from Halston is comple...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston chiffon skirt and top sheer
By Halston
Located in Austin, TX
1970s Halston chiffon skirt and top - sheer. Condition: good, some wear and discoloration on skirt 24" waist Size XS Skirt : 24" Waist, 42" Hips, 35"...
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1970s Halston Clothing

Halston Hand Painted Silk Chiffon Tulips
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful Halston Hand Painted Silk Chiffon Tulips 2 piece evening gown. A simple oversized kimono sleeve T overshirt in sheer hand painted chiffon i...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston Silk Crepe Faux Wrap Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Halston's Deceptively Easy Pullover Silk Crepe Faux Wrap Dress printed with colorful pomegranates on a beige ground. Designed as a faux wrap dress which is closed at the waist in a s...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Purple Wool Long Sleeve Vintage Chic 70s Tailored Dress
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic late 70s HALSTON purple wool long sleeve dress ! Features the perfect color purple that looks great on any skin tone. Tailored bodice with a slight A-Line skirt. Hidden zipper up the back with hook-and-eye closure. Pockets at each side of thew waist. Fully lined. Great belted or alone. The pictured 90s Jane August...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Black Strapless Bandeau Keyhole Vintage 70s Swimsuit / Bodysuit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare museum piece ! This original 1970s HALSTON black strapless one piece swimsuit comes form an original Halstonette model who wore it for a photo shoot in the 70s. Intricate stitch...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Crimson Red Ultra Suede Long Sleeve Vintage 70s Shirt Dress
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage 70s HALSTON crimson red ultra suede long sleeve shirt dress ! Buttons up the front, and can also be worn as a duster. Pockets at both ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s HALSTON Cashmere Camel Tan 70s Vintage Dress and Cardigan Sweater Jacket
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
No one did cashmere or beading quite like HALSTON! This chic 1970s HALSTON ensemble consists of a long cashmere cardigan and sleeveless cashmere...
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1970s Scottish Halston Clothing

Halston Silk Chiffon Jersey Grecian Goddess Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Halston's iconic ivory cream fine silk jersey two piece Grecian goddess dress. The separate strapless boned bustier bodice of ruched and pleated chiffon ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston Purple Chiffon & Jersey Dress
By Halston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is pleased to offer a vintage Halston dress featuring a flowy chiffon overlay, knee-length hem, fitted underlay, and scoop...
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1970s Halston Clothing

1980s Halston Multi Color Sequin Mesh Cardigan Jacket and Black Velvet Skirt Set
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Halston Multi color sequins in red, blue, silver on sheer meshJacket/ Cardigan and black velvet wrap skirt. Perfect for studio 54 party or holiday cocktail event. Fit size : ...
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1980s Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Silk Jersey Champagne Slinky Sleeveless Vintage 70s Dress
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1970s HALSTON silk jersey slinky dress ! The perfect champagne / buttercream / soft yellow color is great for any time of year. Simply sl...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Iconic Halston Matte Jersey Gown
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Halston Bias Matte Jersey Gown which became one of his iconic designs. His ability to pare down seams and volumes is evident in this amazingly ...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s HALSTON Baby Blue Sleeveless Cashmere Vintage Sweater 70s Dress
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970s HALSTON Baby Blue Sleeveless Cashmere Sweater 70s maxi Dress. Fit Size 2/4/6 Bust: 32 - 36 inch Waist: 32- 36 inch Hip : 36 - 38 inch / Dress Length: 55 inch **** This Garme...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Purple silk velvet Opéra coat Halston
By Halston
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Purple silk velvet Opéra coat. SIZE L
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston 1970s Pistachio Green Ultra Suede Short Sleeve Vintage 70s Shirt Dress
By Roy Halston Frowick, Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1970s HALSTON pistachio green ultra suede short sleeve belted shirt dress ! The perfect color green on the softest most luxurious ultra suede that Halston was famed for. This is...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

NWT 1970s Halston MET Museum Gold Silver 70s Vintage Lurex Gown + Duster Sweater
By Roy Halston Frowick, Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
MET MUSEUM featured deadstock ( new with original store tags ) 1970s HALSTON metallic gold and silver lurex evening gown and duster cardigan jacket ! S...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston 1970s Salmon Peach Ultrasuede Vintage 70s Belted Jacket and Skirt Suit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Beyond chic HALSTON ultra suede salmon / peach jacket and skirt ensemble ! The perfect color for anytime of year - not quite pink, but not quite ta...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Logo Print Blue White Vintage 70s Wrap One Piece Swimsuit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and collectible HALSON 1970s blue and white logo print one piece swimsuit ! Features the signature H logo print throughout. I recently acquired five Halston swimsuits...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

1970S Halston Cream Silk Jersey Plunging Neckline Gown With Angora & Cashmere K
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
This gown has a modesty panel inside for options of wear. Beautifully hand finished and in near mint condition 1970S Halston Cream Silk Jersey Plunging Neckline Gown...
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1970s Halston Clothing

1970s Halston Green Matte Jersey sleeveless Dress with Cape
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970s Vintage HALSTON Green Matte Jersey Maxi Dress with Cape Cap sleeves maxi dress. matte Jersey Size : fit 2/4/6 small - medium Measurement : Bust :...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Vintage 1970's Halston Couture Blue Beaded Floral Silk Crepe Long-Sleeve Dress
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Halston light-blue beaded shift dress dating back to his 1977 couture collection. Halston revolutionized the way women dress and is one of the few designers, alongside Claire McCardell and Norman Norell, to define what is American fashion. Throughout most of the seventies he epitomized the glamour, as well as the decadence of the era, becoming a central figure in the nightlife scene of New York's Studio 54. He was known for his flattering body-conscious clothing in jersey and silks. This simple yet dynamic cocktail is a perfect example of his genius. The whole garment is fashioned with pastel hue glass-beads layered on embroidered light...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston Nude Washable Ultrasuede Belted Tunic and Pant Safari Set - M, 1970s
By Halston
Located in Tucson, AZ
Designers Roy Halston and Yves Saint Laurent both revolutionized women's daywear by introducing safari collections that incorporated practical elements like large pockets, hoods and drawstrings into the clothing newly-liberated women favored. This two-piece ensemble goes one step further with Halston's signature use of ultrasuede, which is both machine washable and dryable. Vintage pant...
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1970s American Halston Clothing

Halston clothing for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Halston clothing available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, purple, green and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of James Galanos, Pauline Trigère, and Bob Mackie appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Halston clothing from top boutiques around the world. Halston clothing prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $395 and tops out at $12,500, while the average work can sell for $2,450.
Questions About Halston Clothing
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The main difference between Halston and Halston Heritage is the price point. Halston is the primary brand and commands a luxury price point, whereas Halston Heritage is a contemporary brand with a more attainable price point. Shop a selection of both Halston and Halston Heritage garments on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Halston was famous for his work as a fashion designer.

    Recognized for the understated but wholly glamorous fashions he introduced in the 1970s and revered today for his vintage dresses, sunglasses, handbags and other enduring designs, Roy Halston Frowick defined the spare, body-conscious style of the so-called Studio 54 era. In doing so, he became a legend, known simply as Halston, a lean moniker that represented the visionary minimalist ideals he would inject into the world of fashion.

    As the hat designer for Bergdorf Goodman, he had his first encounter with fame in 1961 when Jackie Kennedy wore a pillbox hat he designed for President John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Less than a decade later, after hats fell out of fashion and sales plummeted, Halston launched his own ready-to-wear line and opened a ​​Madison Avenue boutique.

    One of Halston's early successes was the sexy Ultrasuede shirtdress, an unassuming adaptation of a man's oxford shirt introduced in 1972 that became a fashion staple for the well-dressed woman. In one season, 60,000 were sold. Ultrasuede became a Halston signature, and he would use the fabric in coats, luggage and other items.

    On 1stDibs, find vintage Halston apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    A Halston dress is any dress produced by the American fashion house of Halston. One of Halston's early successes was the sexy Ultrasuede shirtdress, an unassuming adaptation of a man's oxford shirt introduced in 1972 that became a fashion staple for the well-dressed woman. Named for a washable synthetic fabric that evokes the feel of suede, the Ultrasuede shirtdress was cut to complement many figures with buttons that began at the breastbone rather than at the garment's structured neckline. In one season, 60,000 were sold. Halston is also well known for its seductive, bodycon evening dresses that helped define the style trends of the 1970s. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of Halston dresses.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 6, 2024
    The Halston look is the term for a style of evening wear created by designer Roy Halston that was popular during the 1970s. He was well known for designing dresses with plunging halter necks and open backs. Liza Minnelli, Lauren Hutton and Elizabeth Taylor are just some of the celebrities who sported the Halston look. On 1stDibs, find a range of Halston apparel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    No, Halston did not invent Ultrasuede. However, the American fashion designer played a major role in introducing the fabric to the world. Dr. Miyoshi Okamoto invented Ultrasuede in 1970 while employed by Toray Industries, and Japanese fashion designers quickly began using it to produce pieces. Halston discovered the fabric a year later, when one such designer, Issey Miyake, wore an Ultrasuede piece that he designed for himself. In 1972, Halston introduced his first Ultrasuede piece, a water-resistant trench coat. Explore a diverse assortment of Halston apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    What made Halston famous was a piece he made for a high-profile client. In 1961, Jackie Kennedy wore a pillbox hat he designed for President John F. Kennedy's inauguration, launching designer Roy Halston into the spotlight. Less than a decade later, after hats fell out of fashion and sales plummeted, Halston launched his own ready-to-wear line and opened a ​​Madison Avenue boutique. One of Halston's early successes was the sexy Ultrasuede shirtdress, an unassuming adaptation of a man's oxford shirt introduced in 1972 that became a fashion staple for the well-dressed woman. Ultimately, it was his seductively simple nightlife designs that made Halston an international name. Often cut on the bias or sewn with single seams, his garments were constructed to flatter the female form like no evening gowns that had come before, popularizing such styles as the halter dress. On 1stDibs, explore a collection of Halston apparel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the Halston brand does indeed still exist. Now owned by Xcel Brands, Halston’s ready-to-wear line is still designing and producing clothes, keeping the brand’s feminine aesthetic alive and well. You can shop a collection of properly vetted vintage Halston designs from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, there is still a Halston clothing line as of December 2021. Xcel Brands owns the fashion house. Marie Mazelis serves as the creative director, and Robert Rodriguez is responsible for designing sportswear and dresses for the label. Shop a range of Halston apparel on 1stDibs.

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