Halston is an iconic luxury fashion brand. Throughout its history, Halston has launched some of the most influential fashion trends and inspired some of the most renowned creative designers in the fashion industry. The brand is best known for dressing the international jet set during the 1960s and 1970s. After undergoing a series of leveraged buyouts during the 1980s, the brand languished during the late 1980s and 90s. In 2007, Hilco Brands led an investor group that acquired Halston. In 2015, the company sold H by Halston and H Halston to the company Xcel which specializes in bringing brands to mass market outlets. Xcel Brands, Inc., a media, and consumer products company, acquired Halston and Halston Heritage trademarks in Feb. 2019.