Halston & Liza Minnelli, Olympic Tower

1978, Printed Later
Archival Pigment Photograph

Signed, dated and numbered from edition of 35 on recto.

“New York City, 1978 Halston was relaxed in his own environment—his design studio and showroom in the Olympic Towers on Fifth Avenue. Laughing with Liza Minnelli, Halston knew his image was of a glamorous fashion designer and he loved it. He had become the American designer who rivaled the European couturiers in elegance, style and design. Halston first made his name with the pillbox hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband’s inauguration.

Very generous and easy to work with, I’d like to have said goodbye. The last time I saw him he was sitting in a New York restaurant with his brother. Knowing he was very ill, I didn’t go over to say hello, and I’m sorry I didn’t.” – Harry Benson