Our urge for food for rise-and-fall narratives is totally limitless, particularly after they contain fabulous costumes, astronomical portions of medicine and Liza Minnelli.
Netflix’s Seventies biopic “Halston” couldn’t deviate much less from that script. The present is a rags-to-riches-to-rags story, besides the proverbial rags have been really manufactured from ultrasuede, the defining artificial fiber of discotheque mayhem. Directed by HBO workhorse Daniel Minahan and tailored from Stephen Gaines’ biography “Merely Halston,” the collection is a portrait of the good, vicious man who made aspirational style attainable for generations of American ladies. Unfulfilled as a hatmaker for Jackie Kennedy, he rose by division retailer Bergdorf Goodman to change into the equal of heavyweights like Yves Saint Laurent, fulfilling postwar America’s thirst for Europhilic tradition by day and getting excessive at Studio 54 by evening, till he died in San Francisco of issues from AIDS.