Phillips to Offer Property from The Halston Personal Archives: The Lesley Frowick Collection to Benefit the Halston Archive Fashion Scholarship Initiative

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The Lesley Frowick Collection to benefit the Fashion Scholarship Initiative Gallery One / 9-16 September
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Phillips to Offer Property from The Halston Personal Archives: The Lesley Frowick Collection to Benefit the Halston Archive Fashion Scholarship Initiative


Artwork, Photographs, and Sketches from the Legendary Fashion Designer’s Personal Collection to be Auctioned Through Phillips’ Gallery One Platform


Exhibition to Take Place at 432 Park Avenue from 11-16 September

NEW YORK – 1 SEPTEMBER 2021– Phillips is pleased to announce the sale of The Halston Personal Archives: The Lesley Frowick Collection to Benefit the Fashion Scholarship Initiative. Taking place on Phillips’ Gallery One platform from 9-16 September, the sale will feature 44 works of art, photography, and personal sketches from the acclaimed fashion designer’s personal collection. The Halston Archives remains the only definitive and comprehensive source on the man and his legacy as the personally appointed custodian of his private papers and effects.

Joan Miró Lucifer (Mourlot 1050), 1975 Estimate: $1,000 – 2,000
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Lesley Frowick, Halston’s niece, CEO and founder of The Halston Archives, comments on the sale,” My uncle Halston was a deliberately generous person throughout his life, especially with his family. He knew exactly what he wanted to give to all of us particularly toward the end.  Before his death he gave me his personal archives with a directive to write his story "you'll have everything you need" he told me.  Indeed, the archives are flush with historic material peppered with a few special art pieces that illustrate his symbiosis with other distinguished artists of his day.  In the spirit of Halston’s generosity and my eternal quest to continue furthering his vital legacy I am offering this one-time auction to directly benefit the Halston Archives Fashion Scholarship Initiative. I am eager to continue to impart my knowledge of Halston the designer, and his tremendous influence in the fashion world, to budding young couture students so that his legacy will endure far into the future.”


Scott Nussbaum, Phillips’ Senior International Specialist, SVP, 20th Century and Contemporary Art, added, “Halston is among the most influential figures of 20th century America, responsible for the defining aesthetic of the 1970s, whose legacy has only strengthened over time. Phillips is honored to have been entrusted with the sale of this personal collection from one of fashion’s most enduring designers, offering a rare glimpse into the objects with which Halston chose to surround himself as he created his iconic pieces.”


Among the highlights of the sale are illustrations by Halston, himself, along with those of the lauded Joe Eula, photographs by Bill Cunningham and Helmut Newton, and works by artists such as Victor Hugo, and Joan Miró.


In support of the exhibition and auction, Phillips will host a virtual panel discussion. Full details are forthcoming.

Joe Eula Halston Design Sketches (1 of 6 shown) Estimate: $1,000 – 1,500
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Auction: 9-16 September 2021

Auction viewing: 11-16 September 2021

Location: 432 Park Avenue, New York




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