‘Halston’ Documentary Explores America’s First Superstar Designer (Trailer)

High fashion. High finance. High life. That in a nutshell, is legendary designer Halston.

Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. He’s arguably America’s first superstar designer. Reaching beyond the glitz and glamour, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng (Dior And I) 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 Minelli, 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.

Halston premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to solid reviews. It arrives in select theaters on May 24. Check out the trailer below.

Halston Movie Trailer