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November 8, 1991 | GAILE ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than two years after Halston's death, the retrospectives have begun. The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York opened an exhibit of his work, "Halston: Absolute Modernism," last week. And a biography that, by the author's own admission, would have the designer "spinning in his urn" came out in September. The show celebrates the aesthetics of his design. The book by Stephen Gaines, "Simply Halston: The Untold Story," romps through the dark side of his life.
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January 29, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
In honor of the Beverly Hills centennial this year, interior designers Nina Petronzio, Tihany Design, Tom Ford Design, Ken Fulk and Forchielli Glynn each have designed a hotel suite that captures an era from the last century. The five participating hotels -- the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, the Montage Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hilton, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills and the Peninsula Beverly Hills -- all are familiar with luxury and high-end design. Inspired by celebrities and fashion, the rooms offer a history lesson as designers re-create moods from long ago while establishing a dialogue with the present.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A self-indulgent pilgrimage to the shrine of '70s fabulousness, "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" assembles a fine assortment of archival material but falls far short of its stated goal. Halston, who died in 1990, is a compelling subject - a Midwesterner who became synonymous with Manhattan night life while changing the fashion industry - and his story helps to define an era. That story is trivialized in this glitter-deep overview of familiar Studio 54 terrain. The film combines two documentary subgenres: the fashion doc and the inquisitive-filmmaker-inserted-in-every-scene doc. The spotlight-hogging director is star-struck first-timer Whitney Sudler-Smith.
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August 14, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Lilly Pulitzer, the Palm Beach queen of pink and green who died in April at 81, is the subject of a fashion exhibition open through Sept. 29 at the Palos Verdes Art Center . "Loving Lilly: Lilly Pulitzer From the Keni Valenti Collection" is a tribute to the socialite and fashion icon, whose whimsical printed shift dresses are  American classics. The retrospective includes 150 items culled from the collection of Miami-based vintage clothing collector Keni Valenti , who collects Lilly alongside Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Halston and the other greats.
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March 28, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Halston, the fashion industry icon who lived up to his self-assessment as "the great American designer dream," has died after an 18-month battle with AIDS. He was 57. The award-winning designer, whose full name was Roy Halston Frowick, died in his sleep Monday night at Pacific Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco, according to nursing supervisor David Rein. Robert Frowick, the designer's brother, said death came as a result of AIDS and Kaposi's sarcoma, an AIDS-related cancer.
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July 21, 1989 | TIMOTHY HAWKINS
The glass-and-mirror showroom with views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Empire State Building looks much the same. So do the oxblood carpets and modular furniture. And the bouquets are as large and extravagant as always. But Halston doesn't live here anymore. Or more precisely, work here, even though a collection of custom-made clothes with his name on the label was recently presented in the showroom.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1987
Allan H. Kurtzman, a former Max Factor executive who has been president of consumer products at Los Angeles-based Neutrogena Corp., is rejoining his former employer as president, Max Factor announced. "I am delighted to be returning to Max Factor," Kurtzman said in a statement. "I can't imagine a more exciting time to be in this company." New York-based Max Factor & Co.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1986 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Revlon Inc. is expected to announce plans "imminently" to buy some of the other big names in the beauty business including Max Factor, Almay Cosmetics and Halston/Orlane fragrances, Wall Street sources said Wednesday. Max Factor and the others are now owned by Beatrice Cos. They would be acquired by Revlon in a complicated deal that also involves the spinoff of International Playtex, also owned by Beatrice. The purchase involves two of the biggest names in corporate takeovers in the last year.
NEWS
January 4, 1985 | BETTY GOODWIN, Times Staff Writer
Two well-known designers of menswear express varying opinions on what's right today in the following interviews reported by Fashion85 staff writers Betty Goodwin and Mary Rourke. During his honeymoon last fall on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, Lee Wright sunbathed in men's cotton underwear. Not just any underwear, you understand, but fuchsia bikini underwear, which Wright designed himself, using his own body, as he puts it, as "a barometer of comfort."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Sarah Jessica Parker couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to collaborate with footwear designer Manolo Blahnik, and Carrie Bradshaw would be shaking in her sky-high boots right about now. (Cue Bradshaw yelp of excitement!) The "Sex and the City" star, now 48, graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar September issue, the biggest issue the fashion glossy has after had. She wears a glitter gold Marc Jacobs gown on the cover, and is photographed by Terry Richardson in Chanel, Gucci and Oscar de la Renta inside the codex.
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April 24, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Halston was America's first celebrity designer, creator of Jackie O's famous pillbox hat and a hard-partying denizen of Studio 54. He was also one of the first fashion figures to license his name, an experiment that failed miserably at the time but paved the way for the democratization of fashion as we know it today. And now, the latest iteration of his design legacy, the contemporary brand Halston Heritage, has a new home at the Beverly Center shopping mall. The Los Angeles-based Halston Heritage opened its West Coast flagship Friday, three weeks after opening its first-ever store on Madison Avenue in New York City.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
The storied New York design house Halston once dressed celebrities the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli. Its founder, Roy Halston, partied with Andy Warhol at Studio 54 and designed Jackie Kennedy's famous pillbox hat. But after decades of corporate turmoil, the label that once epitomized 1970s glamour in the Big Apple is getting a West Coast makeover - along with at least half a dozen stores and a fresh runway collection next...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012
If Stephen Sondheim and Brian De Palma had collaborated on a horror musical, they would never have made "Don't Go in the Woods," an undercooked, "Glee"-like hybrid of grating indie pop songs and forest slasher flick. The people who did make it — debut feature director Vincent D'Onofrio, and screenwriters Sam Bisbee (responsible for the songs) and Joe Vinciguerra — operate under the lazy artistic assumption that simply touching chocolate and peanut butter together magically makes a Reese's Cup. Instead, a young all-male band of five ventures into wooded seclusion to concentrate on new material, whereupon they perform what sounds like the same whiny lament over and over, bicker, hook up with girls and get knocked off in turn by a masked killer.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A self-indulgent pilgrimage to the shrine of '70s fabulousness, "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" assembles a fine assortment of archival material but falls far short of its stated goal. Halston, who died in 1990, is a compelling subject - a Midwesterner who became synonymous with Manhattan night life while changing the fashion industry - and his story helps to define an era. That story is trivialized in this glitter-deep overview of familiar Studio 54 terrain. The film combines two documentary subgenres: the fashion doc and the inquisitive-filmmaker-inserted-in-every-scene doc. The spotlight-hogging director is star-struck first-timer Whitney Sudler-Smith.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2010
Elizabeth Taylor is scheduled to be on hand as one of the hosts of the Los Angeles premiere of "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston," a documentary about the life and career of the influential fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick. She was among the celebrities who wore his creations in the '60s and '70s. The screening, which is open to the public, is being held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in conjunction with the museum's costume council. A reception will follow the screening.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Lilly Pulitzer, the Palm Beach queen of pink and green who died in April at 81, is the subject of a fashion exhibition open through Sept. 29 at the Palos Verdes Art Center . "Loving Lilly: Lilly Pulitzer From the Keni Valenti Collection" is a tribute to the socialite and fashion icon, whose whimsical printed shift dresses are  American classics. The retrospective includes 150 items culled from the collection of Miami-based vintage clothing collector Keni Valenti , who collects Lilly alongside Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Halston and the other greats.
NEWS
January 29, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
In honor of the Beverly Hills centennial this year, interior designers Nina Petronzio, Tihany Design, Tom Ford Design, Ken Fulk and Forchielli Glynn each have designed a hotel suite that captures an era from the last century. The five participating hotels -- the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, the Montage Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hilton, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills and the Peninsula Beverly Hills -- all are familiar with luxury and high-end design. Inspired by celebrities and fashion, the rooms offer a history lesson as designers re-create moods from long ago while establishing a dialogue with the present.
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February 3, 2008 | Monica Corcoran, Emili Vesilind, Adam Tschorn
This week, three newcomers to the New York runways will be shaking up the status quo in a distinctly L.A. way. Halston, Herve Leger and Shipley & Halmos come to Fashion Week by way of Hollywood, celebrity and the Internet. And their runway shows are only the beginning of how they present their vision, and market, distribute and sell their clothes. Here's a closer look, and maybe a glimpse of the future.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Weinstein Co., the film company started by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and Hilco Consumer Capital agreed to buy fashion house Halston Co. for an undisclosed amount and plan to bring in new management to run the business. Tamara Mellon, founder and president of Jimmy Choo Ltd., will join Halston's board. The buyers also plan to name a new chief executive, lead designer and creative team.
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