8. Olympic Tower
With new success, Halston’s offices are relocated in the Olympic Tower at 641 Fifth Avenue with a prime view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He specifically asks Mahoney for a new atelier as he’s “outgrown” his studio. He asks for “A new one, a fancy one….I’ve seen a place in Olympic Tower I think I could be creative one. Felt like I was floating in the clouds.””
The skyscraper was built in 1973 by the firm Skimore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). Halston takes a space on the 21st floor of the Olympic Tower. Like all things Halston, he has it designed to the T with interior decor from Elsa Peretti’s works at Tiffany’s. Today, the ground floor retail at Olympic Tower is known for the Armani Exchange store, which has been located there for decades.