Monday, August 25, 2008

1963 Halston Hats

Before Halston became a fashion sensation with his own label in 1968, he was a milliner. He worked briefly for Lilly Dache, but moved to Bergdorf Goodman in 1958 where he was their custom milliner. In 1966, he was given his own in-store boutique, where he also began to offer clothes.

These two floral beauties were custom designs for Bergdorf's by Halston and were sold as Made-To-Order designs. Silk petals and leaves are attached to Guipure lace in two styles, a helmet and a wide brim design. This ad appeared in the March 15, 1963 issue of Vogue magazine.