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SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

HALSTON

Directed by Frédéric Tcheng
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 105 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE HALSTON
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3:15 PM - FRI 5/3
The man, the brand, and the legendary downfall of iconic designer Halston, are poignantly portrayed in TFF alum filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng’s (Dior and I) documentary. Artfully framed in a narrative recreation starring Tavi Gevinson, we begin the story of Roy Halston in his early days as the go-to milliner for the rich and famous, most notably as the designer of Jackie Kennedy’s sensational pillbox hat. Eventually transitioning to sleek, bias-cut women’s wear unlike anything the fashion world had seen, Halston opens his iconic Madison Avenue boutique in 1968. From there, his popularity skyrockets to such epic proportions that his name seems to touch almost every piece of clothing and home good on the market—only to crash and burn, as those who find his mass market approach passé abandon him.

But beneath this infamous story of success—and Halston’s tempestuous personality—Tcheng digs into the man himself. Most foundationally, he details his clan of legendary models, clients, and lovers, as well as members of his own beloved biological family, represented here in archival footage from the years of his reign. Those familiar with the name but not the details will find the designer’s fascinating story a richly entertaining window into fashion, commerce, and human foible.

—Liza Domnitz
Documentary, LGBTQIA, Fashion
About the Director(s)
Frédéric Tcheng is a French-born filmmaker whose 2015 film, Dior and I, was distributed worldwide to much acclaim. He also co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, and was the co-producer and co-editor of Valentino: The Last Emperor. Tcheng is currently directing two documentaries and developing fiction projects.

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Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Frédéric Tcheng
  • Producer:
    Roland Ballester, Frédéric Tcheng, Stephanie Levy, Paul Dallas
  • Screenwriter:
    Fréderic Tcheng
  • Cinematographer:
    Chris W. Johnson, Aaron Kovalchik
  • Editor:
    Elia Gasull Balada, Frédéric Tcheng
  • Composer:
    Stanley Clarke
  • Executive Producer:
    Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, Lesley Frowick, Anna Godas, Oli Harbottle
  • Co-Producer:
    Michael Prall
  • Cast:
    Tavi Gevinson, Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Pat Cleveland

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    Rebecca Fisher
    The Orchard
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Phone: 323 875 9861
    rfisher@theorchard.com
  • Print Source
    Taso Georgakis
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    Phone: 323 540 5482
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  • International Sales Contact
    Gemma Purkiss
    Dogwoof
    London, EC1V 3QN
    Phone: +44 207 253 6244
    gemma@dogwoof.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Rebecca Fisher
    The Orchard
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Phone: 323 875 9861
    rfisher@theorchard.com

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