HALSTON Retrospective

Get ready for the retrospective of the year during Houston Fashion Week 2015.

All for the love  of Halston.

The glitzy Studio 54 looks of Halston

This year the “Costume Collection Society” and the “Fashion Week Fund”  showcases the

vintage minimalist glamour of the fashion label by Roy Halston Frowick with a retrospective

of his work from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Miss Texas International will make an appearance?

The retrospective is an admirable representation of Halston’s work.

Ranging from his signature hoods and capes to a naughty Studio 54-esque starburst nude dress,

theman behind the magic (besides Halston) is Jonathan, our in house fashion coordinator and in this particular case

curator who was commissioned by The Fashion Week fund to bring the magic to Houston,TX.

“Cat Pack” Cashmere!

As a Costume Collection Society  guru. Jonathan is a bottomless resource of Halston fare.

As he took me to every piece in the retrospective, he gave me a thorough discourse

From the fancy, yet sporty, “Cat Pack Cashmere” selections from 1972

(named after the catty “ladies who lunch” of the day)

to the Golden Zebra chiffon dress from 1981 that would make Alexis Carrington gush,

Jonathan knew every single story behind the garment including one of my personal faves – the red limo coat,

a very structured cut jacket that has the belt sewn in which makes it easy for the celebs who wore it

to maneuver in and out of a limo – hence “the limo coat.”

The Golden Zebra dress of the ’80s

The “Limo Coat”

While looking at the Halston buffet, I had to go up to each piece to examine the simplicity –

which isn’t something someone should have to do.

But with intrigue pushing me, I was mesmerized by the history and no frills aesthetic.

“It’s about simplicity and ease,” says Jonathan. “And that is the sportswear element.”

Donned by the ladylike celebs of the ‘70s and ‘80s like Barbara Walters, Candice Bergen and Liza Minnelli,

the retrospective is stunning. But if you do plan on seeing it (which I recommend you do)

you have to HURRY because it ends on Oct. 23.  But here are the pieces you have to gawk at:

The 1970 “Bo Ho” dress: A tie dye silk jersey chiffon delicacy that many women would die for and is the oldest

piece in the exhibit.

The 1975 “Le Sexy” Jumpsuit in silk jersey: Who doesn’t love jumpsuits? I could so imagine the cast of Charlie’s Angels wearing this in different colors.

The 1977 Burnout Velvet Gown: Simply delicious.

The 1979 Black wool hooded cape and silk crepe dress: It’s very “Red Riding Hood in a Tim Burton movie.”

Get your tickets for Houston Fashion Week 2015 in advance

and support the work of the “Costume Collection Society” and the Fashion Week Fund.

 

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