Weinstein buys Halston and hires Rachel Zoe - Page 4 - the Fashion Spot
 
How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Designers and Collections
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
15-03-2007
  46
Stitch:the Hand
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Among the trees
Gender: homme
Posts: 13,146
god-awful choice there. if ever there was somebody who was so overrated and talentless it would be rachel zoe. BORING!

exactly as you say,softie...being hijacked by hollywood. it's just as depressing as being controlled by mega-branded suits.

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  47
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 8,611
Of all people, they pick HER

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  48
front row
 
UneVieEnOr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Manhattan
Gender: homme
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteLinen
I don't like any of the houses you listed, I simply think they have a lot of reputation because of their status and logo, not because they make good clothes. In my ideal world, when a designer retires or dies, his/her fashion house/brand should go with him/her. If we think of a fashion designer as an artist, then why would there be anything to justify that after he/she is gone, someone else uses his/her name to create something? Why isn't Picasso or Van Gogh still working then? Of course we can now get into the discussion about is fashion design an art form, but as I said, this is only how I think. I think of fashion design as an art form, and it is inappropriate to take someone's name and work and pretend you are the creator of it. That's just how I think. I realise it might not be the most business-wise way to think, but that's how I think. You might not think to same way, and I am fine with that.

Besides, the awful crap called Halston of today does no justice to Halston's work IMO.
I agree with you 100%

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  49
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Gender: femme
Posts: 25,021
This could be great;if different people would be involved.This way i am beyond teriffied by the desings they will produce.

And i certainly dont agree that the fashion houses should close when the designers dies,well sort of.
Like Mutterlein wrote;in cases as Balenciaga who closed his house before he died,to open and revive it again is not axceptable imo.
But the point that Mutterlein raised,about being a way to keep the name of the designer and therefore his work from fading to obscurity is a valid and very good one!Yes not alot of people know who Poiret, Lelong, Schiaparelli,Madame Gres,Vionnet were,or even how magnificent and important their role is in fashion history.
But does that mean we should bring them back for puropse of milking more money out of their names?Can you say Sophia Kokosalaki?!I thought it could work at first,but the new collection looks just bad and unworthy of the name.The desinger that was that important contributor of fashion progress and is still influencing every desinger,to bring it back was a bad idea.Everyone would fall falt on their face,trying.

I think that houses that were kept alive and working shortly or right away after the desinger died like;Chanel,Dior.etc and survived,deserve their place no matter how different they are today.

In this case,we all know what its about;Harvey Weinstein trying to make more money and venturing in different aerias of buisness.


Last edited by Miss Dalloway; 15-03-2007 at 03:12 PM.
  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  50
frozen
 
kimair's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Francisco
Gender: femme
Posts: 14,626
here's more from wwd...

Quote:
But even before she became known to mainstream media, Zoe was a Halston fan and avid collector of the designer's vintage gowns. "I've been collecting it for as long as I can remember. I grab them whenever I see them because it's like buying a piece of history. I love the aesthetic and that energy of his time period. It's always something I've channeled subconsciously, so this is a natural decision to make and I'm really ecstatic about bringing the brand back to where it should be."

In her new role, Zoe will help install the new creative team and oversee the fashion shows. "Tamara and I are a team in this, and we share the same vision," she said.

Do they also agree about the same designers? Sources speculated that the Weinstein Co. and Hilco paid between $22 million and $27 million for the label. Ever since the deal was signed on Monday, there has been much talk in fashion circles about who would get the design job at Halston. The new owners are said to be keen to bring in Narciso Rodriguez, though it remained unclear whether discussions with the designer had taken place. It is widely known in industry circles that Rodriguez is unhappy with his current manufacturing agreement with Aeffe and is said to be looking for new opportunities, though that may not extend beyond the realm of his own label.

__________________
j'adore couture (life in fashion and in print)
  Reply With Quote
 
15-03-2007
  51
Meg
inspired contemplation
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London by way of North America
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,064
For some reason I can't imagine narciso getting along with rachel zoe and tamara mellon but i don't know why. He probably does! I don't think he'd be that bad at halston. Also that doesn't seem like very much for the Halston label....

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  52
V.I.P.
 
Guessgirl96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cleveland
Gender: femme
Posts: 9,522
Mutterlein, well said! I completly agree with you. Rachel zoe designing for halson seems like such a disgrace to the house though. Rahcel zoe is far from a talented designer, she should just start her own line if she really wants to design. I wonder if people would take it anymore seriosly than any other celeb line just becuase of the name? Or would the fact that it's rachel zoe designing over shadow that?

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  53
barcode
 
Spike413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New York
Gender: homme
Posts: 14,925
I hadn't noticed this new development before and I'm utterly pissed that they hired that homoginization-promoting hack of a stylist to sit on the creative board of any label, let alone one as iconic as Halston.

Now, the Narciso thing I could actually see, if he was appointed to revive the Halston name, it just may work.

God, I can just see it now, Lohan and co. donning Halston and it becoming like another overplayed, overhyped flash in the pan label.

Roy's probably turning.

__________________
You need to move fashion forward when there's a reason to move fashion forward - Tom Ford

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  54
Meg
inspired contemplation
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London by way of North America
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,064
^
they already did don Halston? For awhile last year that's all they practically wore. GG - Zoe isn't designing for them. Just 'directing' the 'creative team'

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  55
V.I.P.
 
Guessgirl96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cleveland
Gender: femme
Posts: 9,522
^ oh I see, I missed that before! Either way I'm curious to see how this turns out.

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  56
Amour Comme Hiver
 
KhaoticKharma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,396
These dresses will be generic celeb dresses, but thats not a terrible thing. They'll still be pretty; just really generic.

__________________
"I say, let's have happy clothes. You could reply that's frivolous in this troubled world, but do you really think dressing like an existential nun with suicidal thoughts is going to solve Bosnia?"

  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  57
trendsetter
 
ETROsexualJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manhattan
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,401
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guessgirl96
What happend with halston? I hear about it sometimes but never knew much about it.
He died from AIDS in like 90 or 91.

__________________
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
  Reply With Quote
15-03-2007
  58
trendsetter
 
ETROsexualJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manhattan
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,401
I like how everyone here has such a Chicken Little "The Sky is Falling" mentality. No one said Mellon or Zoe were going to be designers...they are only advisors. Weinstein's broad is content with Marchesa. They bought the label and have to get everything set up and reorganized in order to make the company a fertile ground for the desinger they choose (I've heard Narciso).

__________________
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
  Reply With Quote
16-03-2007
  59
V.I.P.
 
liberty33r1b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Manchester, UK
Gender: femme
Posts: 23,704
a halston documentary should be interesting at least....

__________________
"he waited for other people to understand what he was doing, instead of doing what they wanted.
Balenciaga never compromised."
  Reply With Quote
16-03-2007
  60
backstage pass
 
augustus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Banging in the Chi
Gender: femme
Posts: 634
Oh No. I hope it doesn't turn into another Biba...or something like that

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
buys, halston, hires, rachel, weinstein, zoe
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2018 All rights reserved.