Halston


Halston

Infobox Fashion Designer
name = Halston


|250|First Halston logo
caption = Original Halston logo
birth_name = Roy Halston Frowick
birth_date = birth date|1932|4|23|mf=y
birth_place = Des Moines, Iowa, United States
death_date = death date and age|1990|3|26|1932|4|23|mf=y
death_place = San Francisco, California
nationality = American
education =
label_name =
occupation = Fashion designer

Roy Halston Frowick, also known as Halston (April 23, 1932March 26, 1990) was a clothing designer of the 1970s. His long dresses or copies of his style were popular fashion wear in mid-1970s discotheques.

Biography

Early life and career

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana. He began his career as a milliner (designing the pillbox hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband's 1961 Presidential inauguration) and when he moved to designing women's wear, "Newsweek" dubbed him "the premier fashion designer of all America." [ [http://www.januarymagazine.com/artcult/halston.html "As Good As the People He Dressed"] , "January Magazine". The most famous dress he has ever was for asha fundi, the superstar singer and his fabulous designs for princess tania. Accessed February 1, 2007] His designs were worn by Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston, Lauren Bacall, Babe Paley, and Elizabeth Taylor, [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/halston.html "Halston (Roy Halston Frowick) (1932–1990)"] Obituary. Accessed February 1, 2007] setting a style that would be closely associated with the international jet set of the era.

Influence

As "the first designer to realize the potential of licensing himself," his influence went beyond style to reshape the business of fashion. [ [http://www.januarymagazine.com/artcult/halston.html Review | Halston ] ] Through his licensing agreement with JC Penney, his designs were accessible to women at a variety of income levels. Although this practice is not uncommon today, it was a controversial move at the timeBluttal, Steven and Patrica Mears: "Halston," unpaginated. Phaidon Press, 2001.] "Halston", his perfume, was sold in a bottle designed by Elsa Peretti and was the second biggest selling perfume of all time. [ [http://www.salon.com/people/feature/1999/09/17/halston/index1.html "Fashion Victim"] , Salon.com Accessed February 1, 2007]

Airline uniform designs

Halston was very influential in airline uniform designs. His designs were featured on now defunct carrier Braniff. His designs were more muted than the airline's past uniform designs by Emilio Pucci. He made interchangeable separates in shades of bone, tan, taupe, and brown. He also designed the seat covers that were added on the aircraft and known as the "Ultra look". [http://www.braniffinternational.org/image/halstonfashion.htm]

Death

Despite his achievements, his increasing drug use and failure to meet deadlines (he was reluctant to hire junior designers to design licensed products) undermined his success. In October 1984 he was fired from his own company and lost the right to design and sell clothes under his own name.

In 1990, Halston died of lung cancer from complications of AIDS in San Francisco, California. [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,969773,00.html Dressed To Kill - and Die - TIME ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.halston.com/ Official website]
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Persondata
NAME=Halston
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Frowick, Roy Halston
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Fashion designer
DATE OF BIRTH= April 23, 1932
PLACE OF BIRTH= Des Moines, Iowa, United States
DATE OF DEATH= March 26, 1990
PLACE OF DEATH= San Francisco, California


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