previews

  • “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede”

    The Andy Warhol Museum
    117 Sandusky Street
    May 18–August 24, 2014

    Curated by Lesley Frowick and Nicholas Chamber

    The New York fashion designer Halston is first mentioned in The Andy Warhol Diaries on page three—and from then on his name appears more than two hundred times in the course of Andy’s exhaustive record of the 1970s and ’80s artistic jet set. The lifelong friendship and mutual admiration of these two creative legends attests to the deep-rooted symbiosis of art and fashion, which we often think a recent phenomenon. Cocurated by Lesley Frowick, Halston’s niece, “Halston and Warhol” will mingle the Pop master’s paintings, films, and photographs with the designer’s sartorial pieces, including a few collaborations, to reveal not only a shared creative pulse, yen for accessibility, and obsession with chic but also an affinity for high society and a knack for turning work into a glamorous lifestyle. As Warhol seems to say so often in the Diaries, “We ended the night at Halston’s.”

    Travels to the Des Moines Art Center, Sept. 18, 2014–Jan. 18, 2015.