Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

19 Dec


We spend a lot of time thinking and writing about chic women, but when it comes to impossibly chic men, Halston is high on the list. His easy, elegant take on American sportswear is still referenced on more than one runway every season and we admit to spending way, way too much time trying to track down original pieces on eBay. A new biopic, called Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, is finally set for a US Video on Demand release on Dec 26th, and a wider theatrical release in February 2012  after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival over a year ago. We have read many reviews of this film, and the consensus is mixed at best, but we cannot not even wait to see Andre Leon Talley speak about Halston and his work, while, according to a review published in Variety, “barely being able to disguise his disdain for (director) Whitney Sudler-Smith’s skimpy knowledge of fashion.”  Well, then.. Cathy Horyn, Angelica Huston and Liza Minnelli are among those who are also on camera speaking about the legendary designer, whose rise and stunning decline serves as a cautionary tale for other designers who have sights on trying to be everything to everyone and risk losing control of their brand in the process.  More info at halstonmovie.com.


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