Detroit-born Kevan Hall stepped into role of Design and Creative Director at the hallowed house of Halston in the Fall of 1998 determined to revive the dormant brand. By Spring of 2000 he had dressed a distinguished coterie that included Celine Dion, Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek.He launched his signature Kevan Hall Collection in 2002, which incomparable tailoring and sensuously draped silhouettes uncluttered by modern design. The industry felt an immediate impact as the accolades rolled in: 47th Annual Gold Coast Fashion “Designer of the Year” in Chicago 2002; Life and Style magazine “Stylemaker of the Year 2008”. His “drop-dead glamour” on the red carpet dressed Vanessa Williams, Virginia Madsen, Tina Fey, Debra Messing, Sandra Oh, Ms. Ruby Dee for her 2008 Oscar nomination and Gabourey Sidibe for her 2010 Golden Globe nod. Felicity Huffman wore his rouge silk gown with Swarovski crystal accents while winning the 2005 Emmy for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series”. As a founder of Black Design Collective he gathered support for young costume and fashion designers in the form of scholarships, education and business workshops and mentorships.