When we think of Halston, our autopilot fashion radar takes us back in time to the iconic pillbox hats worn by our own “Her Majesty” Jacki O and the glamorous gowns synonymous with the legendary Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minnelli. As the 60s rolled into the 70s and Studio 54 was an A-listers’ exclusive hot spot, Halston’s link to pop culture (from fashion to Hollywood to music to the art scene) was evident by his friends and clients including Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger and Anjelica Huston. Fast-forward a few years, and Halston is still alive and kicking dressing red carpet beauties including Eva Longoria, Malin Ackerman, Rose Byrne and Anna Kendrick. As “one of the first designer superstars,” Halston has come a long way since the days of his hats being sold at a local hair salon in New York City. The design house gears up for the next wave of trendsetting fashion statements as the clothing and accessory connoisseur launches its newly redesigned online vision. The spanking brand new Halston.com is consistent with the brand’s signature glamour, elegance and simplicity and now fashion junkies can explore Halston Heritage’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories lookbooks, learn about the brand’s rich history, view images from the Halston Heritage collections and watch original content, such as behind-the-scenes videos. We’ve got our eye on the Halston Heritage Drape-Front Jumpsuit ($545), a one-shoulder number with a tapered pant leg that screams red-lacquered soled heels. And, we suggest you convince your mother-in-law that she is young, hip and cool and should fork over the cash for the Halston Heritage Leather Bomber Jacket ($1,095)– Because, you know, she’ll wear it once and pass that puppy down the line to your closet. We’ve also just added the Halston Heritage One-Shoulder Gathered Gown ($395) in Emerald to our holiday wish list – the monster-high slit will definitely deck the halls and rock you around the Christmas tree.
– Jennifer Craig-Geisman