Fashion hit a major new road bump in the 70's as the newly "liberated" woman ( rightfully) challenged the traditional notion of women as dressed up, painted and powdered "pretty dolls" on display for society.
It inspired Paris Legend YSL to promote pants as chic day-wear for women.
While he lead the styles in Paris, Halston set the mood in New York with his stunning army of "Halstonettes". They were an inexhaustible group of runway models lead by the slinky posing legend, Pat Cleveland,who promoted the Halston look, the Halston brand, around the world. Here the Halstonettes pose on a bridge, showing off the chic power of sleek, minimal, all black beachwear.....before black became the fashion industry's uniform in the 80's.