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Ultrasuede - In Search of Halston

Synopsis
Halston, with his signature fabric ultrasuede, was America’s first celebrity designer. At his pinnacle Halston sold his business and his name for a large sum of money but this couldn’t protect him from the loss of control, both professionally and personally. Unable to use the very name he had turned into a global brand he dropped out of sight. His death from AIDS a few years later was final evidence of the end of an era, but Halston’s glorious clothes, still worn on the red carpet today, and his concept of designer as brand name, prove that he was a true visionary. This documentary combines archival footage and an array of interviews with various witnesses and survivors of Halston’s empire.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Business studies; Design
Keywords
business firms; fashion design; fashion industries; Halston

Credits

Director
Whitney Sudler-Smith
Contributor
Halston

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£8.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
92 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Drakes Avenue

Web
http://www.vervepics.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7436 8001
Address
c/o Verve Pictures
Kenilworth House
79/80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA
 

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