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Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

Format: DVD     Release Date: 05/29/2012
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Filmmaker Whitney Sudler-Smith reflects on the life and career of Halston, the celebrated fashion designer who clothed some of the most glamorous women of the 1970s. In addition to making sure that clients like Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy always looked their best, Halston also left a permanent mark on the fashion industry as the creator of the fabric Ultrasuede, and was known for being a notable fixture of the New York nightclub scene. Later, after selling his business for a mint, he watched as his hedonistic empire crumbled under the weight of Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" antidrug campaign. In 1990, Halston died of AIDS at age 57. Interviews with such friends, critics, and collaborators as Anjelica Huston, Stephen Burrows, Billy Joel, and Amy Fine Collins offer a complete picture of the man who changed the face of modern fashion, and did it in a style all his own. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Disc #1 -- Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

1. Introduction [12:56]
2. Elegance and Simplicity [6:15]
3. The Costume Institute and the Beautiful People [5:38]
4. Fashion Ave, Warhol, and the Start of an Empire [6:39]
5. The King's Castle [11:35]
6. When Decadence Was Chic [7:34]
7. New York City Late 70s [5:54]
8. Blessing and Dressing Studio 54 [7:01]
9. The Halston Moment [5:09]
10. Return of Opulence and JC Penny [7:14]
11. Sad Irony [5:57]
12. The Demise [11:19]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • MPAA Rating:
  • Studio: New Video Group
  • Length: 94 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • UPC: 767685268704
  • Product ID: 3052528
  • Genre: Culture & Society

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