|Evening gown |
Bergdorf Goodman, New York, retailer
Halston entered the field of fashion as a milliner and created the pillbox hat with which Jacqueline Kennedy was closely identified. He was also one of the first designers to franchise his label.
The caftan first appeared on the fashion scene in 1967. This one is characteristic of Halston, with its deep V-neck, layered chiffon, and almost seamless simplicity and columnar effect. Purple was one of Halston's favorite colors.
Gift of Mrs. Harold H. Stream, Jr., née Matilda Geddings Gray
Worn by the donor