Part of SFFILM Festival
At the April 20 screening, we underline the historical importance of Halston with an extended conversation around his lasting impact, featuring San Francisco Chronicle Style reporter Tony Bravo and notable contemporary designer (and former Halston assistant) Naeem Khan, alongside the filmmakers themselves. * * Previously announced guest Pat Cleveland is unable to attend.
Not only was Halston among the most influential figures to appear in American fashion, he also helped define a Golden Age of hedonistic alternative culture alongside Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, and the denizens of Studio 54. This fascinating look inside Halston’s rise and fall deploys rare and exciting archival footage from contemporaneous media sources and Halston’s own archive alongside interviews with the surviving members of his inner circle, including the Proctor & Gamble executives who brought him down.
“Halston is thrilling stuff for fashion nerds, as well as a poignant character study of a misfit ultimately undone by an excessive hunger to prove himself.” – Guy Lodge, Variety
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Frédéric Tcheng received his MFA in Directing from Columbia University. He co-produced and co-edited Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) before co-directing Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Festival 2012). He made his solo feature directing debut with Dior and I (2014).