With the new documentary Halston, about the life of world renowned fashion designer Halston, screening at the Tribeca Film Festival this week and opening in New York City in May, its trailer has finally dropped.
The two-minute trailer contains eye-popping visuals of the glamorous, celebrity-filled world Halston occupied in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It includes shots of him surrounded by models wearing his designs. It highlights scenes of him at Studio 54 with Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Mick and Bianca Jagger and more.
“His clothes danced with you,” says Liza Minelli. A model adds, “You were free inside your clothes.”
It touches on Halston’s revolutionary marketing ideas and the trends he started, including dressing Jackie Kennedy in a pill-box hat.
It also shows his struggle to maintain the cache of his luxury brand, while juxtaposing it with his desire to “dress all of America.”
That desire lead Halston to do a mass marketing deal with mainstream department store JC Penney, a move that caused upscale department store Bergdorf Goodman to drop his line.
His fortunes fell as a result and the trailer has it all. The ups and the downs are all included, indicating the documentary will be quite a ride. Just like Halston’s life was.
Watch the Halston trailer below: