Diane Von Furstenberg Blames JCPenney for Halston’s Downfall

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  Designer Diane Von Furstenberg walks the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 11, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Diane Von Furstenberg. Photo: Frazer Harrison/2011 Getty Images

"He was one of the reasons I got into fashion," says Diane Von Furstenberg in a new documentary about Halston founder, Roy Halston Frowick. "He introduced a liberal approach to fashion; a modern approach. But we all make mistakes — sometimes you associate with the wrong names — his was working with JC Penney: he never recovered from that. He lost his heart I think." [Vogue UK]