Two (2) Halston framed designer dress patterns and sketches used for clothes for actresses Liza Minnelli and Elizabeth Taylor. 1st item: Design and pattern for a pink chiffon jersey one shoulder dress for Liza Minnelli, dated 1/13/1982, with fragment of pink fabric taped to sketch. Pattern folded and mounted on a black fabric background, under glass, in a silver-gilt molded shadowbox frame. Overall – 43" H x 27" W. 2nd item: Design and pattern for a purple sequined top and pants for Elizabeth Taylor, undated, with fragments of purple fabric taped to pattern and sketch. Pattern folded and mounted on purple fabric, under glass, in a silver-gilt molded shadowbox frame. Overall – 41" H x 32" W. Note: Iowa-born fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick (1932-1990) –known simply by Halston– attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and began his career as a milliner. His designs, including the pillbox hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband's inauguration – helped launch him to international fame. He was known for minimalist, clean designs that appealed to the disco crowd of the 1970s including numerous celebrities. Provenance: the estate of Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Rubenstein was a professional photographer specializing in images of celebrities ranging from John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her work appeared in Rolling Stone, Life, People, and most recently the Ken Burns documentary, Country Music. Note: Lot is accompanied by receipts indicating Ms. Rubenstein acquired these pieces at a charity auction for $1,250. CONDITION: Some shrinkage cracks to frames. Patterns with slight toning, folds and tape, as found.
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