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Halston’s Personal Orchid Man on the Netflix Series, Studio 54 and Tending Flowers for the New York Élite
My fascination with the great designers and couture houses has been a lifelong thing, undoubtedly born of my mother’s stint as a high-end womenswear buyer for a southern California chain of department stores when I was very young. This was the mid ’70s, when on the other coast New York...
The Stars of ‘Star Wars’ Join Forces: Pedro Pascal and Ewan McGregor Share Secrets Behind ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Halston’
Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”) and Ewan McGregor (“Halston”) sat down for a virtual chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors. For more, click here. Pedro Pascal plays the helmeted title character in the phenomenon that is Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian,” and Ewan McGregor is filming the highly anticipated “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series for the streamer, reprising his role from George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequels. But McGregor — who can currently be seen in Netflix’s “Halston” as the famed designer — and Pascal have points of intersection beyond “Star Wars.” Pascal recounted to McGregor how in 1996, after returning to New York from a summer trip in Spain, the friends who’d picked him up at the airport told him that the first thing he needed to do was watch “Trainspotting.” “And that began my absorption of your entire career,” Pascal said.
In “Halton,” the bigger the American fashion designer gets, the harder he falls into a life of drug abuse and addiction. It’s familiar terrain for Ewan McGregor, who plays the Halston in the Netflix limited TV series. The 50-year-old actor saw his career explode after playing a heroin junkie in the 1996 indie film “Trainspotting.”
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Halston once said “there are no problems, only opportunities” and it’s a motto the late designer’s namesake brand is taking to heart. Rather than making a problem out of the recent Netflix biopic of the fashion designer – a series derided by his surviving family as “an inaccurate, fictionalised account” – it is taking the opportunity to cash in.
Krysta Rodriguez (‘Halston’) on finding ‘the tenacity’ to play Liza Minnelli [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]
“There’s just something that recognizes a kindred spirit,” declares Krysta Rodriguez about the enduring friendship between Liza Minnelli and fashion designer Halston. Rodriguez plays the Oscar-winning actress and singer in the new Netflix limited series “Halston,” which chronicles the rise and fall of the legendary designer, played by Ewan McGregor. In our exclusive video interview (watch above), Rodriguez discusses the excitement and the terror she felt in portraying one of the icons of American culture.
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The ‘70s are back in full swing this fashion season, no thanks to Halston. The American brand is launching a 10-piece capsule collection inspired by the costumes in the Netflix series about the designer — and it’s available for pre-order now. “Roy Halston Frowick single-handedly created luxury American fashion,” said...
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If you watched Netflix's new miniseries Halston, which explores the life of the iconic American designer in the '70s, you probably swooned over the costumes. Lucky for you, the iconic American luxury brand, in collaboration with Netflix, created a limited-edition capsule collection. The Halston x Netflix Capsule is a 10-piece eveningwear collection inspired by signature archival designs and the original costumes from the limited series. As for the price point, the gorgeous pieces retail between $995 and $1,595.
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“I think people really don’t understand just quite the level of influence that he’s had on modern American fashion,” declares costume designer Jeriana San Juan about Halston, the fashion icon who is the subject of a new Netflix limited series of the same name. San Juan’s costumes for the series, which stars Ewan McGregor in the title role, reflect not just Halston’s legendary designs but also the fashion trends from the late 1960s thru the early 1990s. Check out Gold Derby’s exclusive video interview with San Juan above.
“She kept me sane through this whole crazy past year,” declares actress Rebecca Dayan about portraying famed model and designer Elsa Peretti. in the Netflix limited series “Halston.” Co-produced by Ryan Murphy, the period drama stars Ewan McGregor as the title character, one of fashions most iconic and mercurial figures. Peretti began her career with Halston as a model before ultimately becoming a famed jewelry designer in her own right. In our exclusive video interview with Dayan (watch above), Dayan discusses the importance of getting Peretti’s story right and the significance of playing such a strong and independent woman.
Daniel Minahan (‘Halston’ director) on the legendary designer: ‘He was a world creator’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]
“I do think of him as the first influencer and also in a way the first person to be erased,” declares Emmy winner Daniel Minahan about Halston, the legendary designer that is the subject of a new Netflix limited series of the same name. Minahan directed all five episodes of the series, which stars Ewan McGregor as the charismatic but volatile title character. For Minahan, whose directing credits include multiple episodes of “Game of Thrones,” “Deadwood” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” bringing “Halston” to the screen was a passion project several years in the making. Check out our exclusive video interview above.
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Have you watched “Halston”? If not, it’s time to put those kids to bed, log into Netflix, and prepare to be wowed by this glamorous new limited series. “Halston” is an oh-so fabulous, cocaine-fueled chronicle of the true(ish) story of the spectacular rise — and equally spectacular fall — of one of America’s greatest fashion designers.
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There’s more to period dress than corsets, as the designers behind some of this season’s most beautifully attired series can attest—from recreating Halston fashion shows to duplicating The Rock’s childhood athleisure. Much of Beth Harmon’s arc happens internally: her struggles after being orphaned, her plight as a female chess prodigy,...
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In the early 1960s, the modernist master Paul Rudolph, dean of Yale’s School of Architecture (and designer of its famed Brutalist home), rented a small pied-à-terre in an 1867 townhouse on Manhattan’s Beekman Place. In 1976, after the real estate market cratered, he was able to buy up the whole four-story structure, which backs up on the East River. He set about remaking it into his home and studio, a monument to a profoundly idiosyncratic vision.
Broadway star Liza Minnelli and fashion designer Halston were a regular sight together in the New York City nightclub scene in the 1970s and '80s. The two were pretty much inseparable, making regular appearances at all the top hotspots of the day, especially the infamous Studio 54. Their friendship was deep and close, a match made in heaven, and according to Vanity Fair, they got along instantly. The singer, dancer, and actress was enamored of the designs Halston made for her. "His clothes danced with you," she said. "We were joined at the hip from then on."
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There once was a time when high street collaborations with high end designers – Simone Rocha and Maison Margiela for H&M; Richard Quinn for Debenhams; Proenza Schouler, and Isaac Mizrahi for Target – were viewed as a dangerous business move. As the New York Times reported in 2019, in a feature on the lure of the drop sales model, Mizrahi was particularly nervous about teaming up with the American store in the early 1990s, due to Halston’s disastrous partnership with JC Penney just a decade or so before. “It was a very scary thing,” he said. “Halston was my idol at the time, and he had failed.” Mizrahi, however, did not, setting a precedent for subsequent alliances between the runway and retail chains that would follow in the years to come.
To find out what’s trending during the early days of summer, just look to pop culture for clues. The latest report from Lyst points to another balmy season influenced by television, Gen Z celebrities and viral TikTok sensations. Since its launch on Netflix almost two weeks ago, “Halston,” the mini-series...