Watch: trailer drops for fashion designer doc ‘Halston’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0
ABOVE: Halston. (Screenshot via YouTube)

The first trailer for the new documentary about gay fashion designer Halston has been released.

“Halston” chronicles his rise to fame in the fashion world in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He became a favorite to the stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, among others.

“His clothes danced with you,” Minelli says in the trailer.

One model praises his work saying, “You were free inside your clothes.”

Halston also became known for designing Jacqueline Kennedy’s famous pillbox hat that she wore at John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration. He also designed the uniforms for the U.S Olympic team, Girl Scouts, NYPD and Braniff Airways.

His success began to fade after he signed a deal with J. C. Penney in 1983 which changed his brand from celebrity exclusive to mainstream and affordable. The company was later acquired by Revlon and in 1984 Halston was banned from designing for his fashion empire.

Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Gino Balsamo, Karen Bjornson, Walter Bregman, Alva Chinn, Pat Cleveland, Bob Colacello, Fred Dennis, Carl Epstein, Tom Fallon and Don Friese appear in the film directed by Frédéric Tcheng.

“Halston” hits select theaters on May 24.

Watch the trailer below.

Share this story: