Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Paging Rachel Zoe

 American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity Met Gala - Arrivals

Every time I see this crazy Halston tie-die caftan, made of silk chiffon and circa 1975, I think of the celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe who gushes about Halston in her book Style A to Zoe--The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour:

"Halston is the patron saint of glamour. First as a milliner, the Iowa-born designer created the pillbox hats that crowned First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. But he streamlined his designs (and his personal style) into a well-tailored, simple, sleek, and utterly glamorous aesthetic that defined the 1970s--and modern fashion forever after. He's Studio 54. He's sexy chic. He's American Style."

Rachel always goes for that bohemian look so I can see her wearing this caftan with big earrings and chunky wedge sandals. Here she is at the recent Costume Institute Gala at the Met.

Halston piece from the exhibit American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection at Brooklyn Museum. Photo credit: my mom.

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