Around the Design World in 180 Words: Fashion Edition

Andy Warhol’s 1982 silkscreens for Halston, created for use as in-store displays.

  • Harvey Weinstein’s grand, cross-platform plans to revive the Halston label is kaput as he moves to cash out his stake in the company, which was acquired by Hilco Consumer Capital in 2007 for $25 million. Sarah Jessica Parker, creative director of Halston Heritage, has exited the brand, as has designer Marios Schwab.
  • Designer, educator, and curator Jennifer Minniti has been named chair of Pratt Institute’s Fashion Design Department. She has taught in the fashion design department of California College of the Arts since 1997 and more recently served as associate chair and associate dean there. Minniti begins her new position on August 1.
  • Michael Kors reveals some of his early influences in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. From a young age, he pushed his mother to break out from the low-key fashions she favored. “I was like, ‘What about hot pants? Think about marabou. What about palazzos?'” Meanwhile, his grandmother had a flair for the dramatic. “She liked everything printed, patterned, colorful, embellished; there couldn’t be enough,” says Kors. “Five days in Florida meant six wig boxes and four furs.”