Halston

USA | 2019 | 105 minutes | Frédéric Tcheng

Opens July 12, 2019

Relive the roller-coaster career of the designer whose innovative clothes not only gave women new freedom, but who fabulously heightened both the role of fashion in American culture and of American fashion on the world stage.

Born in Des Moines in 1932, Roy Halston Frowick blazed three trails: His innovations in cut and design gave clothes a new, irresistibly freeing liquidity; a 1973 Versailles show (using primarily runway models of color) put American couture on the map; and he brought fashionistas pop-culture visibility at a movie-star level. From his start as a milliner for Bergdorf Goodman (he gave Jackie her first pillbox), he social-climbed indefatigably-fueled, director Frederic Tcheng implies, by the determination to overcome homophobia by making himself un-excludable. But Halston's career was to trace a steep bell curve, beginning its descent as he was driven to overextend himself by designing everything from perfume to luggage, Girl Scout uniforms to costumes for Martha Graham's dance troupe.

  • Director: Frédéric Tcheng
  • Principal Cast: Tavi Gevinson, Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Pat Cleveland
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 105 minutes
  • Producer: Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, Lesley Frowick, Anna Godas, Oli Harbottle
  • Screenplay: Frédéric Tcheng
  • Cinematographers: Chris W. Johnson
  • Language: English