Halston

Halston

A FILM BY: Frédéric Tcheng
WRITTEN BY: Frédéric Tcheng
STARRING: Tavi Gevinson, Cornelia Guest, Sean Dugan, Liza Minnelli

America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glamour and glitz, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng reveals Halston’s profound impact on fashion, culture, and business.

HALSTON captures the epic sweep of the life and times of the legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, the man who set women free with his unstructured designs and strove to “dress all of America." Framing the story as an investigation featuring actress and writer Tavi Gevinson as a young archivist diving into the Halston company records, Tcheng expertly weaves rare archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston’s family, friends and collaborators including Jacqueline Kennedy, Liza Minnelli , Andy Warhol and Iman. What results is a behind-the-headlines look into the thrilling struggle between Halston’s artistic legacy and the pressures of big business.

“A roller coaster of fabulousness and folly” -- The Hollywood Reporter

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 105 mins
Format: DCP