Randolph Duke, known as one of Hollywood's designers of choice, has received rave reviews since he launched his own signature line. Having been Halston International's design director for many years, Duke had the ideal training to go it alone. His evening wear has recently been spotted on superstars Sharon Stone and Celine Dion. Duke has an eye for layering and mixing unlikely fabrications and his collections are made all the more interesting because of it.
In September 1996 Randolph Duke was hired as (Halston's) designer. Duke's design background began in swimwear on the west coast. Following stints at Jantzen and Anne Cole, he came east and developed a sportswear line under his own name from 1987 to 1992, and again in 1993 to 1995. He built a following for lively, young clothing on the cutting edge of innovative fabric use. He returned to swimwear at Gottex and more recently became a design consultant at Henri Bendel.
At Halston International he hit the ground running, having the level of energy and dedication to pull together a snappy spring Sleep and Innerwear collection in three weeks, as he gave focus and direction to a spring sportswear collection. Even now he can't remember leaving the office before 9 PM.