Halston Rumored to Be Poaching Staffers From Max Azria

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15:  A model walks the runway at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)
Hervé Léger: Halston's new direction? Photo: Frazer Harrison/2011 Getty Images

Although BCBG Max Azria president Ben Malka has denied rumors that he's taking over Halston Heritage, other members of the Max Azria group are jumping ship. The company confirmed yesterday that Marie Mazelis, creative director of the Hervé Léger and Max Azria lines, was departing after ten years at the fashion house. She wouldn't say where she's going next, however, telling WWD, "I haven't made a final decision yet."

Who's Headed to Halston? [WWD]
Exclusive: Herve Leger/Max Azria Loses Creative Director Marie Mazelis [Fashionista]
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