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Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston

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FASHION LEGEND Photo of Halston from Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
Pierre Schermann

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
89 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/20/12
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A-

This film has a grander trajectory than just about any other fashion doc. Halston, looking like a sunglassed cross between Henry Fonda and Richard E. Grant, leads a couture revolution when his sleek, draped designs take American women into a new era. The film’s darkly bedazzled view of the ’70s is spurred by great dish from André Leon Talley, Liza Minnelli, and Nile Rodgers, who set the stage for Halston’s triumphs — and his jaw-dropping fall when, high on fame (among other things), he sells his name to JC Penney and his empire collapses. A-

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