Ultrasuede: In Search Of Halston Directed by Whitney Smith, 2010
“A fascinating portrait of a vibrant, decadent period in Manhattan.” The Guardian
The 1970s, that glittering decade often defined by Saturday Night Fever and Sunday-morning hangovers, is enjoying an “everything-old-is-new-again” moment, and no one represented the ’70s quite like iconic fashion designer Halston (aka Roy Halston Frowick). Filmmaker Whitney Smith takes us on a fabulously fun and fact-filled journey that chronicles the life and career of America’s first celebrity designer, who also reigned as the dissolute king of that era’s New York City nightlife. Featuring interviews with clients and friends, including Liza Minnelli, Billy Joel and André Leon Talley, this portrait charts both Halston’s rapid rise to fame and his calamitous fall from grace.