Harvey Weinstein is the new owner of Halston, and he's already mentioned making a documentary of the American legend's life. That would be great, but how much more fun would a biopic be? Then you could resurrect vintage Halston costumes, have Tamara Mellon - Halston's new creative director - be the costume designer, rope Gwyneth into it somehow, and voila, an Oscar contender is born. Our preliminary cast list... Halston = Kevin Spacey Bianca Jagger = Rosario Dawson Anita Pallenberg = Sienna Miller Naeem Khan (whose very first job was as Halston's assistant) = Sendhil Ramamurthy, the gorgeous actor from Heroes And a side note: Harvey Weinstein produced the '90s ode to the '70s, 54, with Neve Campbell and Ryan Phillipe. He can re-shoot on that movie's excellent set, but this time with a better script.
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Halston Heritage Moves Operations to L.A., Will Lose the 'Studio 54' Image
Halston has had a rough go of it in recent years. Once one of the it-labels in the US, it's gone through countless owners, designers and reinventions, none successfully. Not even Harvey Weinstein and Sarah Jessica Parker could make it work. So, could a new team in new fashion capital Los Angeles be its saving grace?