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“Halston” a story of a designer who’s gained his fame thanks to Jackie O

“Halston” a story of a designer who’s gained his fame thanks to Jackie O

“Halston” is a Netflix miniseries produced by Ryan Murphy. The show tells the story of the celebrity fashion designer Roy Halston played by Evan McGregor.

Halston, is credited with redefining American fashion in the ’70s and ’80s with his minimalist designs and luxury fabrics. He rose to international fame after designing the pillbox hat Jackie Kennedy wore to JFK’s presidential inauguration in 1961.

Halston also became a defining face of Studio 54, the iconic nightclub frequented by superstars such as David Bowie, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, Andy Warhol, and Grace Jones.

Halston’s life story is a roller coaster of glamorous moments, drugs, and complicated relationships that will bring him to a tragic end.

One of our favourite things about the series is the incredible performance of Evan McGregor, which is definitely winning the show. McGregor play Halston with an infectious bravado and charisma.

In a recent interview with Vogue, Murphy said he believed McGregor “really connected with the pain of Halston and the longing of Halston, and how confusing it is to have to be an artist and a businessman at the same time.”

The cast also includes Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli, Rebecca Dayan as Elsa Peretti (Spoiler alert: She’s incredible elegant and chic and her wardrobe is to die for), Bill Pullman as David Mahoney, Gian Franco Rodriguez as Victor Hugo, David Pittu as Joe Eula, Sullivan Jones as Ed Austin, Rory Culkin as Joel Schumacher, Kelly Bishop as Eleanor Lambert and Vera Farmiga as Adele.

Another crucial thing about this Netflix series are the costumes by Jeriana San Juan. Once again another Netflix series has an outstanding wardrobe that only proves for the septics ones the fashion plays a big rule in peoples’ life. For the ones dying to put your hands on this cool wardrobe, here is your chance, the Halston brand has teamed up with Netflix on a new capsule collection inspired by archival Halston designs and original costumes seen in the Ryan Murphy series.

Starting at $995, the collection comprises 10 evening wear looks all named after the “Halstonettes,” an entourage of models, actresses, and socialites who inspired the designer. The “Beverly”, named for supermodel Beverly Johnson, is a red and fuchsia printed silk chiffon gown, while a gold Lurex silk chiffon caftan has been named for Halston’s close friend Liza Minnelli.

Full of parties and glamour, “Halston” is definitely a good recommendation for anyone who loves fashion and wants to learn more about the life and success of a designer who revolutionised American women’s fashion in 1970s.

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