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CELEBRITY, CULTURE, FASHION / August 5 2011 6:19 AM

You Can Lead a Horse to Halston, but You Can’t Make Her a Hit: The SJP Story

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How do you solve a problem like Halston? Once the de rigeur designer of the haute fabulous set — Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, Jackie Kennedy, Babe Paley, Lauren Hutton, Liz Taylor; we’re talking Glamour here — the company faltered in the early 80s with the ousting of Roy Halston. Roy, too high on caviar wishes and cocaine dreams, had sold equity in his company in 1973 and was fired in 1984 only to die of AIDS-related complications in 1990. Numerous attempts to revive the brand faltered over the last two decades with the latest manicured finger of blame being pointed dramatically at Carrie Bradshaw.

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FASHION / July 15 2011 8:25 AM

Harvey Weinstein and SJP Break from Halston

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Don’t worry, Halston, I wish it was the 70s too. Me, you, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger blowin’ rails off Elton John at 54 to Donna Summers‘ “I Feel Love,” everyone in a psychadelic caftan or beige pantsuit of your making. Fast forward 40 years — has it been that long?! — and you’re a struggling label unable to find your footing after the death of your visionary founder Roy Halston. And now, not only has Carrie Bradshaw trotted away as your president, but that guy who’s banging Marchesa left too. What to do now? (P.S. I’ve got a coke spoon and Liza on speed dial — coincidentally, the two are related.)

Harvey Weinstein and SJP Break from Halston

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FASHION / April 28 2011 6:12 AM

FASHION SCRAMBLE: Halston’s Finances Halted + Dov Loses Majority Stake in AA +Taking Royal Wedding Madness to the Extreme

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- Seems like Halston‘s president and chief creative office, Sarah Jessica Parker could see the brand Carrie’d away [badoom-cha!] to a new home. They’ve hired an investment bank to decide whether an infusion of cash or perhaps a complete sale of the company is in order after a lackluster four years under Hilco Consumer Capital and The Weinstein Co. [WWD]

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