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Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston DVD

No one represented the glamour, style and excess of the 70s quite like legendary designer Halston and in this new documentary, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, filmmaker Whitney Sudler -Smith takes us on a fabulous fun-and-fact filled journey through his life and times.

Halston was America's first celebrity designer. His circle of clients and close friends included the most talked-about women in the world; Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Betty Ford, Babe Paley, Bianca Jagger, and Lauren Bacall. At the height of his fame in the 70s, he was the emperor of Style, putting his name and his distinctive aesthetic on everything from sunglasses to shoes and a phenomenally successful line of fragrances. There was also his one-of-a-kind signature fabric, Ultrasuede.


Halston was also emperor of another world, namely New York City nightlife, and the fabled Studio 54 was where he held court, surrounding himself with the likes of Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli and Truman Capote. Every night was a party, full of dancing, drinking and drugging.


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.


Ultrasuede
combines archival footage and an array of interviews with various witnesses and survivors of Halston's empire including, his best friend Liza Minnelli, two of his leading models, Anjelica Huston and Pat Cleveland; fellow designers Dianne von Furstenberg, Stephen Burrows, Naeem Khan and Ralph Rucci; musicians Billy Joel and Nile Rogers (both of whom used "Halston" as a lyric in hit songs); journalists Bob Colacello and Glenn O'Brien (of Andy Warhol's Interview), Jim Moore of GQ, Cathy Horyn of the New York Times, Amy Fine Collins of Vanity Fair, and Andre Leon Talley of Vogue, among others.
Directed by: Whitney Sudler-Smith
Produced by: Adam Bardach

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92 mins
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Region 2
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16:9 FHA
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Theatrical trailer
23 deleted scenes
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"Delectable"
Financial Times
 
"We'll be queuing around the corner to see this one"
Grazia

"An interesting slice of pop history"
The Guardian

"Enjoyable giddy film"
Mail On Sunday

"The movie, is a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, decadent period in Manhattan"
The Observer

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