EXCLUSIVE: Ken Downing Joins Halston as Creative Director

Ken Downing, the former Neiman Marcus fashion director with great panache, will become creative director of Halston on Aug. 1, WWD has learned. The Halston brand is owned by Xcel Brands Inc., a media and consumer products company and front-runner in livestreaming that also owns C. Wonder, Judith Ripka, Logo by Lori Goldstein, Longaberger, and a minority stake in Isaac Mizrahi.
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Daily News: Gigi Hadid Celebrates With Vogue & Self-Portrait, Ken Downing Is Halston’s New Creative Director, Larroude’s Latest Collab, And More!

Gigi Hadid joins Edward Enninful and Han Chong in London. Gigi Hadid, the new campaign star for Self-Portrait, was in town across the pond last night to help the brand’s founder and creative director and British Vogue editor in chief Edward Enninful raise a glass to British creativity and its flourishing fashion industry. The guest list was brimming full of the nation’s brightest stars, who gathered at Chiltern House to celebrate, alongside the likes of Anna Wintour, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Alex Pettyfer. Among those in attendance (many of whom wearing Self-Portrait) were Adesuwa, Adjoa Andoh, , Aweng Chuol, Bimini, Celeste, Devon Ross, Ella Richards, Ellie Goulding, Eva Apio, Georgia May Jagger, Harris Reed, Ikram Abdi Omar, Isamaya Ffrench, Jessica Plummer, Laura Bailey, Kosar Ali, Little Simz, Marisa Abela, Maya Henry, Malaika Firth, , Misan Harriman, Reggie Yates, Rose Williams, Sabrina Elba, Susie Lau, and Tiffany Hsu.
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Must Read: Beyoncé and Adidas Launch Ivytopia, Ken Downing Named Halston's New Creative Director

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday. Beyoncé and Adidas launch new Ivy Park collection, Ivytopia. Described as "a journey to discover one's own nirvana," Ivytopia features distinct looks with inclusive and gender-neutral sizing in performance gear, fashion styles, footwear and accessories. In a statement from the brand, the collection was designed "by blending natural and organic elements with futuristic details and shapes…The bold crystal prints further illustrate a feel of serenity and ethereal beauty, while a high-voltage color palette is a reminder of the sheer vibrancy of Ivy Park." The line is available online at on July 21 and July 22 in select stores, globally. {Fashionista inbox}

The Daily Is Hosting Panels with Christian Siriano, Social Media Experts, Plus The Costumers Designers of And Just Like That, Halston, And Younger At COTERIE

Come one! Come all! The Daily is hosting a series of panels and a fireside chat at COTERIE on Sunday, February 27 and Monday, February 28. The best part? The panels are open to the public! Here’s all the deets…. Sunday, February 27 at 1pm: “What’s Next?” Social media...

EXCLUSIVE: Halston Releases First Fine Jewelry Collection With Aurate

Halston is embarking on a category expansion with a new collaboration. The heritage fashion brand has teamed with Aurate on a fine jewelry collection that fuses both brands’ ethos for the holidays. The 12-piece collection includes earrings, necklaces and rings co-designed by both brands that are made to reflect Halston’s well-known glitz and glamour of the Studio 54 days.

The Seven Best Fashion Moments in Netflix’s Halston

Roy Halston Frowick‘s love for fashion and design are best summed up in this quote: “It has everything. It’s difficult, it’s hard work, it’s harassing, it’s full of drama. I don’t quite know where I got my ambition but I have it. I go into things with an optimistic point of view and I look at it straight and try to make it the biggest and best success I can. But the thing that holds my interest always is MORE; what’s next, what’s going to be the next exciting thing.” His life and work are the subject of a new Netflix mini-series entitled Halston. It explores his rise to fame in the fashion industry in the 1970s and struggles along the way. Created by Ryan Murphy, this mini-series draws the audience into the over-the-top world of 1970s fashion. Here are the seven best fashion moments in the series.

Stephan Moccio’s New Single “Halston” Is A Bittersweet Tribute To the Late Fashion Designer (Out Today)

Brand new piano album Lionheart due out October 15th from the Oscar and Grammy nominated Songwriter and Producer Behind Muli-Platinum Hits for Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd. Stephan Moccio, the Oscar and Grammy nominated songwriter and pianist, has shared his original composition “Halston” today, one of the most profound and heavy-hearted moments on his upcoming album Lionheart (out October 15th, Decca Records). Inspired by the downfall of the late Roy Halston Frowick, the track unfolds in bittersweet melodies informed by Moccio’s ruminations on the legendary fashion designer, who ultimately sold out his name to JC Penny and lost all creative control of his career. When Moccio learned of Halston’s tragic career however, he felt inspiration come alongside the sadness. Although wealth and success tend to come and go in pairs, Moccio was reminded that sometimes one needs to take a step back, self-reflect, and return to their roots. This is exactly what Moccio - the songwriter and producer behind multi-platinum hits for superstar artists like Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd and Celine Dion - has accomplished with his forthcoming solo piano album Lionheart, an emotional and uplifting journey of peaceful healing and a return to Moccio’s musical roots.

In Surprise Win, Ewan McGregor Scores His First Career Emmy With ‘Halston’

Ewan McGregor has won the Emmy Award for lead actor in a limited series for his role in the Netflix show “Halston.” McGregor beat out an impressive list of competitors in the category including: Paul Bettany for the Disney Plus-Marvel Studios series “WandaVision,” Hugh Grant for HBO’s “The Undoing,” and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. for Disney Plus’ filmed version of “Hamilton.” In his acceptance speech, McGregor thanked the cast and crew of the show. “I just want to thank our crew first of all because like so many people have said tonight, we shot through the pandemic in New York City...
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Emmys Latest: Ewan McGregor sews up acting win as Halston

The Latest on The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (all times local):. If Ewan McGregor had designs on an Emmy, it worked. McGregor won best actor in a limited series or TV movie for “Halston.”. The 50-year-old McGregor played the famed fashion designer of the title in the Netflix series.