Director Frédéric Tcheng, 120 minutes, USA, 14A, English
Fashion designer Halston combined talent, notoriety, and sheer fabulousness to become a legend. From humble beginnings in Des Moines, Iowa, his first brush with fame came when he designed Jackie Onassis’s famous pink pillbox hat. Whether he was popularizing hot pants, creating elegant but comfortable womenswear, launching a perfume line, travelling with a gaggle of models to China, or having hedonistic fun with Liza Minnelli at Studio 54, Halston built a reputation and an empire—and was responsible for many iconic moments in American fashion and culture in the ’70s and ’80s.
Halston tells the story of a complicated man—in both his craft and his business decisions—from the mouths of those who knew the man best.
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From the Contemporary Art Collection
Betty Goodwin (Canadian 1923-2008)
mixed media on vellum, Gift of Ron Kaplansky, 1994.
© Courtesy Gaétan Charbonneau