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suggested last week amongst all the upheaval at Halston, Ben Malka — who served as president of BCBG Max Azria Group since 2001 — has left to join Halston as chairman and CEO. With his appointment, Malka becomes a substantial stakeholder in Halston, and his arrival marks new funding for the brand in excess of $20 million, according to a spokeswoman.

Despite the fact that Marios Schwab has left the company, Halston still plans to deliver his Fall 2011 collection to stores. Malka has yet to decide whether Halston will produce a high-end line for Spring 2012, the spokeswoman added.