Roy Halston Frowick (1932-1990) was discovered by Lilly Daché in Chicago. He then moved to New York and in 1958 he went to work at Bergdorf Goodman in their millinery department. Halston started his own business, Halston Ltd., in 1968. He was known for his soft, body-conscious clothing, in jersey, ultrasuede, chiffon, and beads.
The Halston label went into decline with the introduction of the Halston lll line for J C Penney in 1983 — upscale department stores did not like the idea of a line that was also available in middle-class department stores. Eventually he lost control of his name and many items were produced by others under the Halston lll label. The House of Halston survived its namesake’s death in 1990 and through the years has been designed by various designers, including Randolph Duke and Bradley Bayou.
Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com