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A fascinating portrait of the rise and fall of America's first celebrity designer: Halston, the man who was synonymous with fashion in the 1970s, and became the emperor of New York City nightlife. Interviews with friends and witnesses (including Liza Minnelli, Diane Von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Anjelica Huston, Bob Colacello, and Billy Joel, among others) round out this glittering evocation of the man who defined the most beautiful and decadent era of recent memory.
In the end I think he just took himself a little too seriously.
This was a shallow and ill researched film which featured more of Whitney Smith's vapid egotism than the accomplishments of Halston himself.
He seems awkward and influenced by whatever people say with no resolute position on Halston or the aim of the film.
The glimpses of fashion, vintage footage and great interview subjects are the most redeeming quality of this film. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elise Soliday
Fun and sometimes Camp documentary. Gives us a peek into the crazy world that was Halston's. Great vintage footage and provocative interviews.Published 6 months ago by MisterMike
Personally, I got just enough information about Halston to keep it interesting... and I thought the shallowness of the documentary's style was a sublime nod to the shallowness of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Klutch
Having worked with Halston in the 80s, I have to agree with the review by History Lover. This was a shallow and ill researched film which featured more of Whitney Smiths vapid... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jwveneto
By the time I was old enough to know the name 'Halston', he was already in free fall. However, I could see the respect that the fashion world had for him. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amber Vyn
I really liked this video, but even though it was fun (you get a sense of what a unique time the 70's were,) I think that most of all I loved the vintage footage and the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Terri
I could not wait to see "Ultrasuede", but some things drove me crazy about it! First of all it was more about Whitney-Sudler Smith and his suits, his sunglasses, his (I must say... Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by A. Rucker
If you are of the generation who remembers Halston as the most talked about fashion designer to the stars then this documentary will fill in the back story many of us didn't know. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by Donna S. Webb
Outstanding! Awesome! A definite must buy for any fashionista who serious about their fashion video library and is worth it!Published on November 19, 2012 by George Murley