“You are only as good as the people you dress.” Halston
Celebrate the career of an American icon with author Lesley Frowick’s new book Halston: Inventing American Fashion (with foreword by Liza Minnelli) as well as a one- night-only installation of his creations and a salute to the golden age of Studio 54 complete with period-perfect spinning and dance lessons.
After rising in the fashion world from his beginnings as a milliner for Bergdorf Goodman, Roy Halston Frowick (1932–1990) launched his eponymous womenswear label in 1968, buoyed by his connections with socialites and celebrities. As the creator of Jackie Kennedy’s signature pillbox hat and as Liza Minnelli’s fashion guru throughout the 1970s and ’80s, he was known for his modern clothes that boasted an A-list clientele.
Author Lesley Frowick, one of Halston’s six nieces, is a photographer and the co-curator of Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede at the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (May 2014).