Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jun 18, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jun 18, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary
Release Year:2019
Run Time:105 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Frédéric Tcheng


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.

“Halston’s contribution is huge. He put America on the map in the 1970s. Today, his influence is highly visible, both in the trends of minimalism and in mass market collaborations with designers, which have become the norm,” said filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng (whose other credits also include “Dior and I” and “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel”).

“I also think Halston’s contribution goes beyond the clothes themselves. He was one of the first designers to use models of color. Halston was always very vocal about the need for inclusivity in fashion. He wanted to dress everyone.”