He obtained his begin making hats in Chicago, within the nineteen-fifties, and became head milliner for Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. His big break was designing the pillbox hat that Jacqueline Kennedy wore to the Presidential Inauguration—soon everyone who was anyone had to have a Halston chapeau. He discovered an early muse in Liza Minnelli—who to this present day wears vintage Halston getups to many public outings—and he made his Madison Avenue workshop into a gathering place for the Manhattan demimonde. The artist Pat Ast labored as a saleswoman (and, later, for certainly one of Halston’s early fashion reveals, leaped out of a large cake). Meanwhile, the Halston Originals boutique sold dresses to malls across the country, with prices starting from US$150 to over $1,000.
And so clothing moves via the system quicker and sooner, seeking somebody, anyone, who can pay a couple of cents for it. “When it … Read More