Saturday, January 21, 2012

fashion film: Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

As an obsessor over all things 1970's, "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" was a dream. This film covers the history of Halston and his rise to household name in the seventies. It is hard to imagine that there are people who are so unaware of Halston, his legacy and how his designs changed the way women dressed forever. From the "Halstonettes" which included Pat Cleveland and Angelica Houston to drug fueled nights at studio 54, Ultrasuede pulls you into the magnificence of 1970's New York. The director, Whitney Sudler-Smith clearly has a fascination with this particular period of time and gets first hand accounts from the likes of Liza Minelli, Billy Joel and a fantastically snarky Andre Leon Talley.

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