Halston

Directed by Frédéric Tcheng
2018
USA
106 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Frédéric Tcheng (Dior and I, SFF 2014) turns his camera on iconic fashion designer Halston, tracking his hedonistic rise in ’70s New York to his crashing fall.

A gay boy in conservative Iowa, Roy Halston Frowick reinvented himself as a suave sophisticate. He started out as a milliner for Bergdorf Goodman's, famously crafting a pillbox hat for Jackie Kennedy for her husband's inauguration, then switched to clothing. His elegant and (according to long time friend Liza Minnelli) very wearable costumes were soon to be seen on the shoulders of the rich and famous. In the era of Studio 54, the notorious Halston partied with them all. His empire grew, everything from luggage to perfume and uniforms. In 1983, he signed a billion-dollar deal with retail chain J.C. Penney – ultimately a poor decision. Tcheng delivers a fascinating portrait of an absolutely fabulous fashion legend.

'Halston' is tailor-made for fashionistas.
Allan Hunter, Screen International
Thrilling stuff for fashion nerds, as well as a poignant character study of a misfit ultimately undone by his excessive hunger to prove himself.
Guy Lodge, Variety

Tickets

Thu 6 June
6:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
Past Event Cancel
Sun 9 June
4pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
6:35pm
Event Cinemas George St 3
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Frédéric Tcheng
Producer
Frédéric Tcheng, Roland Ballester, Stephanie Levy, Paul Dallas
Cinematographer
Chris W. Johnson
Editor
Èlia Gasull Balada, Frédéric Tcheng
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Arts, Biography, LGBTIQ Films
Company Credits
Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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