Famous for his effortlessly chic Ultrasuede shirtdress and other modern classics, Halston was the defining American fashion designer of the 1970s. Just as his friend Andy Warhol challenged the can of high art, Halston democratized fashion with elegant and urbane ready-to-wear clothes. Halston and Warhol complements a groundbreaking exhibition of clothes and accessories by Halston, art by Warhol, and photographs and ephemera that document the connections between the two men against the social backdrop of 1970s New York. Included are essays, interviews, and biographical timelines that cover topics such as Halston s importance in the can of American couture, Warhol s Fashion TV, the similarities in their lives and careers, and the role of celebrity in art and fashion.
Lesley Frowick, the niece of Roy Halston Frowick, is a photographer and writer who worked with her uncle. She lives in Washington, D.C. Geralyn Huxley is curator of film and video at The Andy Warhol Museum. Valerie Steele is the director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT, New York. Corinne LaBalme is a former Halston employee and a writer who lives in Paris.
Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele, Andy Warhol Museum the, Geralyn Huxley, Lesley Frowick