Halston (2019)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 45m
“His clothes danced with you”


How on earth did a boy from conservative Iowa grow up to be the toast of American fashion, a maestro of the Studio 54 scene and the first one to put a pillbox hat on Jackie Kennedy? From celebrated director Frédéric Tcheng (Dior & I), Halston uncovers the meteoric rise of Roy Halston Frowick – better known simply by his middle name – from a small-time milliner to the go-to designer of the disco era. Crafting his rags-to-riches story into a fascinating cautionary tale, Tcheng reveals how hubris, cruel Wall Street sabotage and a series of poor business decisions would combine to put Halston’s entire fashion empire under threat.

“A designer documentary about class, money and Ultrasuede” — Financial Times

Language(s)

English