ZOE TO HALSTON: Score two for Harvey Weinstein in the fashion arena. Stylist Rachel Zoe will sit on the Halston advisory board along with Tamara Mellon and act as a creative consultant for the brand, Zoe confirmed Wednesday. "But I'm also continuing to style and proceed with all of my other endeavors," she stressed. "Styling is one of the most important things to me, so I would never stop."

In addition to dressing a stable of stars including Cameron Diaz, Mischa Barton, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley and Joy Bryant, Zoe styles print ads for the company Mellon founded and heads, Jimmy Choo, as well as Judith Leiber. But even before she became known to mainstream media, Zoe was a Halston fan and avid collector of the designer's vintage gowns. "I've been collecting it for as long as I can remember. I grab them whenever I see them because it's like buying a piece of history. I love the aesthetic and that energy of his time period. It's always something I've channeled subconsciously, so this is a natural decision to make and I'm really ecstatic about bringing the brand back to where it should be."

In her new role, Zoe will help install the new creative team and oversee the fashion shows. "Tamara and I are a team in this, and we share the same vision," she said.

Do they also agree about the same designers? Sources speculated that the Weinstein Co. and Hilco paid between $22 million and $27 million for the label. Ever since the deal was signed on Monday, there has been much talk in fashion circles about who would get the design job at Halston. The new owners are said to be keen to bring in Narciso Rodriguez, though it remained unclear whether discussions with the designer had taken place. It is widely known in industry circles that Rodriguez is unhappy with his current manufacturing agreement with Aeffe and is said to be looking for new opportunities, though that may not extend beyond the realm of his own label.

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