September 20, 2000
Craig Natiello is in the difficult position of designing for a house that bears another's nameespecially since the name is that of an unparalleled icon of American design, Roy Halston Frowick. In this collection, Natiello worked with classic Halston fabrics and colors, including Ultrasuede, cashmere, beaded chiffons and Halston's signature red. But beaded warmup suits and disco music were unable to recall the glory of the Halston/Studio 54 era. Although much of the collection felt like Halston-lite, an ivory Ultrasuede shirtdress and a red cashmere scarf top paired with a red skirt struck the right balance between old and new.