Halston isn’t a name many South Africans are familiar with. For generations of Americans, however, the eponymous brand — named for its founder Roy Halston — stood for the ultimate in luxury fashion.

He may have started out as a milliner, credited for the pillbox hats worn by Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s, but it’s as a clothing king that Halston stitched his way into sartorial history...

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