Halston was an American fashion designer who was active in the 1970s and 1980s. He is best known for his work in the realm of women’s fashion, and is credited with popularizing the jersey wrap dress and other easy, comfortable styles. Halston was born Roy Halston Frowick in Des Moines, Iowa, and he studied millinery before moving to Chicago to work as a window dresser. He later moved to New York City, where he worked as a milliner for Bergdorf Goodman and other high-end department stores before launching his own fashion line. Halston designed the pillbox hat that Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Halston’s clean, minimal aesthetic and use of luxurious materials made him a leading figure in the American fashion scene of the 1970s, and he became known for dressing such celebrities as Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger, and Anjelica Huston.