Fashion designer Kevan Hall was born on October 11, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan to Angeline and Curtis Hall. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan in 1975 and earned his A.A. degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California. He also completed coursework at the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California and the Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, California.
In 1977, Hall began his fashion career as an assistant to sportswear designer Harriet Selwyn. He then worked as an independent freelance designer and as senior designer for On Top of California. In 1983, he founded Kevan Hall Couture, selling his designs to luxury retailers including Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Bergdorf Goodman. In 1997, Hall joined Halston as the design and creative director where he worked from the fall of 1998 to the spring of 2000. In 2002, he launched his own signature ready to wear line, the Kevan Hall Collection. In January 2014, Hall launched Kevan Hall SPORT, a lifestyle brand of active wear for women.
Hall and his designs have been featured on numerous television shows including Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Vogue’s Met Gala in New York America’s Next Top Model featured his spring 2009 collection as a runway challenge, while he served as a guest judge. Adrienne Maloof from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills featured Hall's collection in a fashion show to introduce her new shoe line. Hall has also made guest appearances on other national television shows such as Inside Edition, Extreme Makeover, The Better Half, and E!'s Fashion Police.
Hall has been recognized throughout his career for his craftsmanship and contribution to fashion. After graduating from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, he received the Peacock Award for Outstanding Fashion Design. In 1989, the NAACP named him the Great American Designer, and in 2005, Life & Style Magazine named him Stylemaker of the Year.
Hall and his wife Deborah Lee Hall have two adult children, Asia and Evan.
Kevan Hall was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 14, 2018.
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Fashion designer Kevan Hall (1957- ) founded the Kevan Hall Company and was best known for his couture red carpet designs and his role as the design and creative director of Halston.