HALSTON Opens Today in Los Angeles! Frédéric Tcheng’s Acclaimed Documentary About The Life and Times of Legendary Designer Roy Halston Frowick
Now Playing at Quad Cinema in New York City
Opening May 31st at Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles
Nationwide Expansion Throughout June
HALSTON captures the epic sweep of the life and times of the legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, the man who set women free with his unstructured designs and strove to “dress all of America.” Framing the story as an investigation featuring actress and writer Tavi Gevinson as a young archivist diving into the Halston company records, Tcheng expertly weaves rare archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston’s family, friends and collaborators including Jacqueline Kennedy, Liza Minelli, Andy Warhol and Iman. What results is a behind-the-headlines look into the thrilling struggle between Halston’s artistic legacy and the pressures of big business.
America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glamour and glitz, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng reveals Halston’s profound impact on fashion, culture, and business.
World Premiere – 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – 2019 CPH:DOX
Official Selection – 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection – 2019 SFFILM Festival
About the Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng
Frédéric Tcheng is a French-born filmmaker. He co-produced and co-edited Valentino: The Last Emperor, the 2009 hit shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar. He is the co-director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was released by Samuel Goldwyn. His directorial debut Dior and I premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and released by The Orchard in 2015.
“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.”
“The expansive scope of this tribute seems entirely fitting for an industry giant who put America on the global fashion map.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
YEAR 2019 | COUNTRY USA | RUNTIME 105 mins