Halston Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear dresses were cute but didn't we see them at the mall last week?
There were high hopes for a victorious come back for Halston under the young British designer Marios Schwab and the recent Sex in the City 2 movie, in which Sarah Jessica Parker coined some classic Halston beauties. To many's disappointment and not to their surprise, Halston's Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear show was awfully... unsurprising. There were a few promising pieces that echoed Halston's signature long and flowing cashmere, but the shortened and draped dresses looked more like an old Donna Karen that trickled down to the local H&M that was shocking a few years ago. The comfort, simplicity and luxuriousness that once launched Roy Halston to fame that equaled the stars he dressed back in the 70's just doesn't cut it anymore. Halston's dress shirts were innovative, decades ago. Though the Halston brand was not able to shine and pierce through tough critics again, maybe it can ride the coattails of SJP a little longer to find a new identity that's suiting for the twenty-first century.
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