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Woman's ensemble

Designed by Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston (American, 1932–1990)


Center back (halter): 48.3 cm (19 in.) Center back (jacket): 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 119.4 cm (47 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta); silk and rayon velvet

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fuschia pink halter top, ties at back of neck and at the waist. No label. Fuschia pink long-sleeve sculptural jacket with ruffles on the sleeves and collar. Labeled: “Halston.” Long black velvet tulip skirt. Labeled “Halston”; separate handwritten label: “DD”


From the estate of D.D. Ryan, New York; March 1, 2008, Grogan & Company sale, lot 380A; Purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Penny Vinik