New York: Phaidon, 2001. 1st Edition. Thick 12mo, publisher's textured black paper-covered boards, spine and boards stamped in metallic magenta, black endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"You are as good as the people you dress." Phaidon’s visual chronicle of the life and work of influential fashion designer Halston, from his early days as a milliner in the 1950s to his status as a Studio 54 icon and ready-to-wear titan in the 70s and 80s. Designer of choice and close friend to Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, the creator of the iconic postwar pillbox hat, and a ringleader of the 70s social scene alongside Andy Warhol, the mononymous fashion icon not only made a lasting impact on the way women dress across the US, but also reshaped the business of fashion on a global level. This generous survey is profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white with previously unpublished runway, party, and behind-the-scenes snapshots (many by Warhol), alongside reproduced fashion editorials, sketches, and commissioned photos of his finest pieces. Edited by curator and archivist Steven Bluttal and biographical text throughout by current deputy director at the Museum at FIT Patricia Mears; with timeline and index. Stated first printing. Light edgewear to unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #4323