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Lesley Frowick Discusses Halston at the Nassau County Museum

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Start Date: April 30, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Location: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576

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Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m.

Lesley Frowick Discusses Halston

Lesley Frowick, guest curator of Halston Style and the niece and confidant of Roy Halston Frowick, discusses the life and career of the famed American designer who came to be known by the distinctive, self-styled name, Halston. Frowick will sign her new book, Halston: Inventing American Fashion, which also serves as the exhibition’s catalogue. Free with Museum admission, reservations are not needed.

March 25 – July 9, 2017

Halston portrait, © Lesley Frowick, 1988

The first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the American fashion designer Halston will be presented at Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York from Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, July 9, 2017. Sponsored by “H Halston exclusively at Lord & Taylor” and occupying the entire Museum, the exhibition Halston Style is organized by Guest Curator Lesley Frowick, Halston’s niece and confidant. Lesley Frowick is author of the deluxe Rizzoli publication Halston: Inventing American Fashion that serves as the exhibition catalogue.

Focusing on the life and art of Roy Halston Frowick, better known as the self-crafted name of distinction, Halston, this exhibition includes many never-before-seen objects from the designer’s personal archives. Halston left these original materials to Lesley Frowick’s care, with the directive to use them to tell the story of the designer’s career and lifestyle.

The exhibition will include more than 60 Halston fashions, juxtaposed with photographs, artwork, illustrations and accessories, as well as film and video documentation. Among the highlights of the exhibition are Halston’s iconic pillbox hat design, made famous by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, and also his innovative Ultrasuede shirtdress garment. Masterful examples of the designer’s classic gown silhouettes are abundantly on view.

Halston Limited Caftan
with hand painted heads,
Fall 1972, Illustration by
Stephen Sprouse

Galleries within the exhibition will focus on different milestones of Halston’s career, such as his early work within the elegant Hat Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Designs that used innovative fabrics – such as hand-painted silks, comfortable cashmeres and the newly-developed Ultrasuede – are complemented by working sketches drawn by Halston himself or his design assistant Steven Sprouse and the fashion illustrator Joe Eula.

Other sections within the exhibition are devoted to Halston’s collaborations with artistic contemporaries. Elsa Peretti designed the classic Halston fragrance bottle and the elegant jewelry chosen by the designer to accessorize and accompany his garments. The photographer Hiro produced much of the imagery employed to market, advertise and promote the Halston brand. Halston designed numerous costumes for dances choreographed by the legendary Martha Graham. Cosmetic ads, fabric designs and other surprises emerged from the designer’s close friendship and association with Pop artist Andy Warhol.

Special programs that accompany the exhibition include presentations by the curator Lesley Frowick, discussions and interviews with clients and professional associates of the designer, as well as film and video screenings documenting Halston’s contributions to the fashion industry.

The exhibition will also serve as inspiration for the Museum’s family programs during the run of Halston Style. For further information on programs that accompany the exhibition, please visit nassaumuseum.org/events 

Ongoing

Sculpture Park 
Approximately 30 works, many of them monumental in size, by renowned artists including Fernando Botero, Tom Otterness, George Rickey and Mark DiSuvero among others, are situated to interact with nature on the museum’s magnificent 145-acre property.

Walking Trails

The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods, perfect for family hikes or independent exploration.

Gardens

From restored formal gardens of historic importance to quiet little nooks for dreaming away an afternoon, the museum’s 145 acre property features many lush examples of horticultural arts. Come view our expanded gardens and beautiful new path to the museum.

EVENTS

FILM

March 25-July 9

Halston on Film

The exhibition Halston Style includes films and videos related to Halston’s contributions to the world of fashion; films are screened at various times.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children (4 to12). Members are admitted free. The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions or log onto nassaumuseum.org.

Docent Led Exhibition Tours, Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p.m.
Docent Led Family Tours, Sundays at 1 p.m.
Tours are free with museum admission

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Organized by :  Nassau County Museum of Art Organizer's Address : One Museum Drive Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576 Website : http://nassaumuseum.org/default.php

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Event categories: Exhibitions, Literature, and Workshops/Classes.Event tags: Art, Book Signing, Exhibit, Gallery, Interactive, Literature, Museum, Nassau, Story Telling/Reading, Tour, and Workshop.

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