Detroit-born KEVAN HALL knew by the age of seven he wanted to be a fashion designer. He embraced haute couture as an interpretive art form, setting out to redefine glamour for a new generation. He 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, a reflection of a fashion philosophy that emphasizes purity of style, incomparable tailoring, and sensuously draped silhouettes uncluttered by modern design.
Notable awards include 47th Annual Gold Coast Fashion "Designer of the Year" in Chicago 2002; and Life and Style magazine "Stylemaker of the Year 2008."
The Novus Forum international collective trade show he founded to support womenswear and accessory designers has become a fashion destination for global buyers during the New York fashion market. And 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.
His breathtaking designs have become red carpet staples, dressing celebrities like 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”. In 2015 Allison Janney wore his signature navy off-the-should sequin jersey gown while winning the Critics’ Choice TV Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”.