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We all know Halston isn’t doing so well nowadays, but once upon a time, it was the be all and end all of fashion. A new documentary, Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston — featuring interviews with Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston, Billy Joel, Andre Leon Talley, and Cathy Horyn — hopes to highlight the line’s heyday in the ’70s when, as a voiceover in the trailer explains, he “was like a movie star version of what a designer is.”
Ever since Sarah Jessica Parker and a slew of other A-list people left Halston earlier this summer, people have been questioning whether or not the brand can go on. But if you take a look back at Halston’s history, you’re likely to find that the company has had its fair share of trouble, and not just recently.
Talk about a mass exit. According to various reports, Tamara Mellon is the latest high profile executive to leave the ill-fated fashion label Halston, which also lost Sarah Jessica Parker, Harvey Weinstein and designer Marios Schwab over the last two weeks.
This was the week we welcomed Kate Middleton to the States! She looked awesome in McQueen, but her visit wasn’t without controversy. We also got our regular fashion-filled doses of Justin Bieber, Emma Watson, and Kanye — plus a surprise Sarah Jessica Parker reappearance.
Designer Marios Schwab is out at Halston, and the designer-level collection he designed is out with him. His departure is the third time in a week that a bold-faced name associated with the brand called it quits. A Vogue profile hinted that Sarah Jessica Parker had left her brief stint as chief creative officer at Halston Heritage, and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein announced Thursday that he’d part ways with the brand, too.
Another day, another change up at Halston. Just yesterday we learned Halston Heritage creative officer Sarah Jessica Parker was out and today it’s speculated the label’s co-owner, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, is prepping for an exit.
She’s a famous actress, a style icon, a perfumer, and a mom. But Sarah Jessica Parker can cross one thing off her over-achieving resume: chief creative officer at Halston Heritage.
Colorblocking is undeniably one of this season’s most popular trends. A descendant of last year’s minimalist look, colorblocking amplifies simplicity with loud, vibrant colors.
Word has it that Sarah Jessica Parker wept when she found out Bonnie Takhar, her colleague at Halston, was asked to leave the company. Takhar had been the brand’s CEO since it relaunched in 2007, but Page Six reports that creative differences among Halston’s top brass made it difficult for people to get along. Everyone, that is, but Takhar and Jessica Parker, who has been president and chief creative officer since this January. Takhar broke the news to her friend just last week.
There are two things that come to mind when we hear the name Halston, and no, neither of them involve Sarah Jessica Parker’s new collaboration with the brand. The first: Ultrasuede, the material used to make Halston’s signature dress. The second: Parties. Glamorous, Studio 54-esque, 70′s disco dancing parties. And the Edie to Halston’s Andy Warhol? The beautiful Anjelica Huston who starred in Halston’s ads, his runway shows, and wore his dresses religiously.
Carrie Bradshaw and company are set to make their triumphant return when Sex and the City 2 hits the big screen in a few weeks. Well, pass that Cosmo — made with official Skky Vodka, of course — because from the looks of things, what the sequel lacks in plot, it certainly makes up for in why don’t you hit me over the head with it already! product placement. A breakdown, after the jump.