Sunday, February 12, 2012

ultrasuede: in search of halston


THE 70'S BELONGED TO HALSTON. Last night, a good friend of mine, Patrick, you may know as noted Celebrity Photographer and American filmmaker, Patrick Hoelck, and I had the urge to catch up on another good movie. Nothing seemed to catch our interest while scrolling down my iPhone until Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, a documentary based on the decadence of America's first celebrity - fashion designer, Halston, caught our eyes. Of course, we had just missed the 9:20 showing at the Music Hall. Fortunately, Patrick's brilliant idea to scope through On Demand worked. By far the most expensive movie you could possibly purchase that cost more than Spielberg's. Nonetheless, $7 worth the watch to dive into the emperor of NYC night life. Clippings of Halston's exploration on clothes, the glamour, the rise and fall, the man who owned fashion in the 1970's. With interviews from dearest friends and witnesses featuring: Liza Minnelli, Diane Von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Billy Joel, (among many more) shared stories and memories who set the stage for Halston's triumphs. No one represented the glamour, style, and excess of the 70's quite like Halston. It was unfortunate to see his fall with his partnership with JcPenney that booted him from the haute fashion community, but he was never forgotten. A highly recommended movie one in the fashion industry must see.



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