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It's been quite the rapid decline for Halston these past few days. First, Sarah Jessica Parker slipped it into a Vogue interview that she left the brand, and Harvey Weinstein soon followed suit. Creative Director Marios Schwab also decided to get the hell out of there, and today, WWD reports that Tamara Mellon is "no longer be associated with the brand." In short, everybody famous is gone, and Halston is owned entirely by Hilco Consumer Capital.
According to WWD: "With rumors of clashes between board members, industry sources said Hilco now needs a strong leader to undo the damage of the past four years and to start rebuilding the brand." That savior was rumored to be Ben Malka, president of BCBG Max Azria Group, but he quickly denied that. Because after all, the last thing anyone seems to want to be associated with nowadays is Halston.
· Can Halston Rise Again? [WWD, subscription req'd]
· BREAKING NEWS: Marios Schwab Out at Halston [Racked]
· Harvey Weinstein Departing Halston Too [Racked]