Halston House Celebration of the Book Release

Christopher Mason said on instagram: “The irresistible allure of Brigitte Bardot’s lips beckon on the steps of Halston’s iconic #townhouse, the #dazzling setting #lastnight to #celebrate the #publication of Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art by #michelegerberklein published by @rizzolibooks”

The New York Rag: “A new definitive Charles James biography by Michèle Gerber Klein was celebrated on May 10th at The Halston House. Fashionistas and socialites alike gathered to purchase the first signed copies of Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art.”

New York Gossip Gal: “Gerber Klein signed copies of her book which discusses the the relationship between James and Halston, a long and complicated one, and in the words of one attendee a “rivalry”. James was grand and under his mentor’s influence Halston became even grander.”

Resident.com: “… Many remembered their own experiences in the house years before. All marveled at the Paul Rudolph’s famous staircases and the fireplace into which Elas Peretti famously, (in a fit of pique) flung the fur coat Halston gave her. The house was decorated with white orchids that were a Halston trademark—, another of the habits he assumed from Charles James.”

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