Legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, better known as Halston, was a quintessential figure in American fashion during the late ’70s—notably, the Studio 54 era, together with Andy Warhol. His clean, minimalist designs fashioned out of uber luxurious materials such as cashmere and ultrasuede worn by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy and Bianca Jagger was what catapulted him to fame. At the height of his career, he had a brick and mortar store on Madison Avenue in New York and a star studded clientele. Unfortunately, this was also during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1990, which caused his untimely death. That said, his legacy lives on thanks to friends and clients such as Broadway superstar Liza Minelli.
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All of which, super producer Ryan Murphy will be chronicling (we hope) in his upcoming biopic on Halston, premiering on Netflix in 2021. Not much is known yet about the film, but Murphy gave everyone a sneak peak into what to expect in an Instagram post.
Academy Award-winning actor Ewan McGregory will portray the famed fashion designer alongside Rebecca Davan as Elsa Peretti, Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli, and Rory Culkin as Joel Shumacher. Which perhaps is one of the greatest casting announcement in contemporary cinematic history.
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After a long 20 years of twists and turns, the limited series HALSTON starring the fantastic Ewan McGregor began production today. I am so proud of our director and leader Dan Minahan, and Christine Vachon of Killer Films. I am thrilled to be producing this great and meaningful show with them and Alexis Martin Woodall and Pamela Koffler. Cast list below. Ewan McGregor as HALSTON Rory Culkin as JOEL SHUMACHER Rebecca Dayan as ELSA PERETTI David Pittu as JOE EULA Krysta Rodriguez as LIZA MINNELLI Sullivan Jones as ED AUSTIN Gian Franco Rodriguez as VICTOR HUGO
He also wrote in his post: “After a long 20 years of twists and turns, the limited series HALSTON starring the fantastic Ewan McGregor began production today”. And needless to say, everyone in fashion will be keeping their eyes peeled for more on this highly anticipated film—and so will we.
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