Inspiration Flashback: Halston


Easy Style: Disco, Glam, and The Suit ...
This makes me think of no one other than the 1970s fashion icon himself, Halston! Since then, the influencing decade has risen again from the attics of dusty-dance steps filled with trends and history. I decided to show my current inspiration and appreciation.

Roy Halston Frowick, the American-born designer of Norwegian descent was an influence to me for various reasons, one of which is for his beginnings. He clearly had innate gifts that was bound to lead him to lucid success. We know him best as a fashion designer, however he initially started out creating customised hats and even had his own shop by the age of 25. 

Halston completely transformed the look and mood of the apparel industry by Studio54 glamour, in addition to his popularity with celebrities and high profile socialites. The unrestricted comfort in his clothing, the minimalistic designing, that free feeling and natural spirit was the attraction of his luxury garments. 
Here are some of my favourite pictures, especially the hooded dress with Liza Minnelli (there's also another version of a hooded silhouette from the collection, similar to some previously), yet maintaining the emphasis on his 70s art and classic forms of the the start of the "sexy drape" of that time.

The flashback impressions of present: 
Right now floppy hats, wide-legged pants (inspired by its sister: the bell-bottoms) are popular as well as shift dresses,  maxis, and more! Everything is being revived from the admiration of all generations. History is doing what it does best ...  repeating itself from classic times to present. Here's a glimpse of Haltson and his work below.


(Above Left) from Fall 2011 collection,           Photo: Andy Warhol, Liza-Minnelli - circa 1977
Photo: Duane Michaels for WWD
Halston changed the look of flight attendants, uniforms, and suiting for women.      

Photos: Phaidon,, artknowledgenews,(Above) Braniffpages


  1. Jennifer03 April

    Loved Halston for a long time. thanks for sharing inspiration

  2. I am such a fan of Halston... these days I always check out the Halston Heritage stuff..... sooo good!!!!

  3. Hello Alexis,
    I've been into the 70's style (only certain elements) but Haltson has been an inspiring favourite for me lately for his simplicity. Yes, I agree some of the Halston Heritage pieces are nice. Thanks for visiting an commenting.

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    So happy that you liked the inspiration. Thanks! -xxoo

  5. The second ad is so classic I like L.minnelli hood too!! Halston is a fitting choice for inspiration.

  6. Groovy 70's inspo! Great post! Gets me in the mood for flared trousers and bold floral prints!

  7. Definitely a style genius - I am adoring this flashback!! :)

  8. Clarabelle Blog04 April

    Fantastic post! what amazing inspiration!! Love Halston!

  9. Sweet Veloso04 April

    it is really amazing learning new stuff from another blogger...where have I been...I do not know him and his apparel hahahaah now I have to google it... :D thanks for sharing love...I love the dress in green :D


  10. I think it's so cool that Sarah Jessica Parker helped Halston with the line when SATC 2 was out! I love their stuff at the bay!

  11. Thanks Becca! i like the hood as well, Haston is classic & that ad says it all! :)

  12. Halston slays me. LOVE the vintage the modern day pieces!

  13. Yes, that is cool! Halston's involvement with celebrities was another reason that made him stand out from the rest during the 70's and help develop his brand to be even more popular with the social scene. Thanks for your comment! -xxoo :)

  14. Hello Sweet! Thanks! I'm happy that I could share this inspiration with you. haha! The green dress is from the latest collection, carrying the late Halston's original touch! -xxoo

  15. Hi Clarabelle,
    I'm pleased that you thought so as well! Come visit again! -xxoo

  16. Thanks Nikki! -xxoo
    love the bold colours, you can have so much fun with some of these styles! :)


  17. I completely adore Anita Colby's outfit! I seriously want to recreate it myself!!
    Interesting post with cool photos!!

  18. I would wear any one of those outfits today. It is amazing when you can design clothes that are timeless!!! <3 <3 H

  19. Yes indeed you could Heidi! there's so much inspiration from his collections that I can wear now! glad that you liked it as well! :)

  20. Thanks Yvonne, I'm sure you will recreate something amazing!! -xxoo ;)