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Day ensemble

early 1970s
Designed by Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston (American, 1932–1990)


Center back (dress): 121.9 cm (48 in.) Center back (blouse): 66 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave (chiffon)

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long yellow silk dress with scoop-neck and thin straps made out of beige rope. Fabric is hand-painted with abstract floral designs in blue, red, pink, and green.

Matching blouse. Wide sleeves and wide boat neck. Material is more sheer, revealing dress underneath. Small slits at right and left seams.


Interior label (dress): "HALSTON" at centerback.


About 2012, sold by the Julie Dannenbaum estate, Philadelphia, PA to Katy Kane, New Hope, PA; 2012, sold by Katy Kane to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously