Halston is getting its newest makeover from designer Marco Zanini, who is taking over creative director duties from the label famously associated with the party crowd at Studio 54 in the 1970s.
Zanini has been the designer for Versace’s women’s collections working alongside Donatella Versace. Prior to that, he was an assistant to Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabanna.
Roy Halston Frowick, who is credited with putting a pillbox hat on Jackie Kennedy, died in 1990, and since then the company has gone through a series of lead designers including Randolph Duke, Kevan Hall and
Bradley Bayou, with varying degrees of success. The label has been largely absent from the catwalk and red carpet since 2005.
Recently, there has been an interest in reviving Halston, though, with Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon joining the company’s board of directors, stylist Rachel Zoe signing on as a creative adviser and The Weinstein Company leading a group of investors that acquired the company in March.