Roy Halston Frowick, known worldwide as simply Halston, was one of the most influential American designers of the 20th century.
He helped define ’70s style with his elegant yet sexy dresses that were staples during the disco era, especially among the group of diverse models who followed him seemingly everywhere, dubbed the “Halstonettes.”
Halston was known just as much for his lavish lifestyle as he was for his designs.
The designer and his gang of models and celebrity friends were fixtures on the New York City party scene of the ’70s and ’80s, especially at the famous Studio 54.
He also regularly hosted parties at his Upper East Side townhouse with many of his famous friends, including Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, and Elsa Peretti.