Halston used circles to construct one of his most ravishing and
poetic creations the American Beauty Rose gown. Eight two-
layer pattern pieces were cut into along their radii, and then were
paired and joined, also at the radii. The pairs were placed at four
points on the body, equidistant from one another, before being
joined together. The resulting gown is a floating confection with the
clean, rigorous lines for which Halston is famous.
The use of circles in garment construction is a relatively recent
development. Isabel Toledo and Maria Cornejo have draped
conceptual and functional dresses using pure circles.
Yeohlee’s high fashion "transformer" is comprised of two layered,
circular pieces of gazar. The top layer has partially opened seams
that skim the hipbones, thus allowing the wearer to lift and reshape
the top layer.