Edited by Steven Buttal
Essays by Patricia Mears
12mo. pp. 560. profusely illustrated. hardcover. dw. (near fine - corners bit bumped, some light shelf-wear to extremities of dust wrapper). [London]: Phaidon, .
ISBN-10: 0714841064 / ISBN-13: 9780714863184
Beginning his career in Chicago in the late 1950s, by 1972 Halston had been named 'the premier fashion designer of all America' by Newsweek and was firmly established in New York; he counted such personalities as Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger among his friends and clients. Tall, charismatic, impeccably dressed, Halston personified the lofty ambitions and non-stop nightlife of the 1970s and early 80s.
This book, a visual anthology of Halston's life and legacy, includes previously unpublished catwalk photographs, rare archival photographs by Warhol, behind-the-scenes images of fashion shows and parties, one-off sketches and specially commissioned photographs of the collections.
Halston embodies a magnificent tour de force of a life and career that are as monumental historically as they are fascinating, even to the less familiar reader.