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Weinstein Company set to relaunch Charles James label
May '14
After its 2007’s failed attempt to revitalise the 1970’s famous Halston fashion house, the well known American film studio The Weinstein Company (TWC) is once again trying its hands in relaunching another defunct label.
According to Vogue, the movie studio, which is owned by media mogul Harvey Weinstein, is prepping up to revive the long dormant haute couture label Charles James.
The company has agreed to license, with an option to buy, the luxury fashion brand from the late British-born American fashion designer’s estate.
Marchesa brand’s co-founder and Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, along with the Marchesa CEO, Edward Chapman, will take over as the creative consultants of the now-defunct brand.
Known as America’s first-ever couturier, Charles James has been in news lately, thanks to the new exhibit Charles James: Beyond Fashion, slated to open today at the New York-based Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
Before engaging into the latest venture, TWC has repeatedly shown interest in the fashion industry in the past. In March, it bought the US rights for the Yves Saint Laurent biopic, directed by French director Jalil Lespert.
In 2007, the studio had made an attempt to resurrect the American fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick’s namesake label Halston. However, the brand could not be resuscitated despite the genuine efforts from creative director Marios Schwab and consultants Rachel Zoe and Tamara Mellon. 

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