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.