From Iowa to Studio 54, the classic rags-to-riches story of America's first superstar designer becomes a cautionary tale when Halston sells his name to Wall Street.  

Colour image: Berry Berenson Perkins

Black & white image: Dustin Pittman


From Iowa to Studio 54 to Wall Street, Halston lived an American dream. Prodigiously talented, he reigned over fashion in the 1970s, becoming a household name. But everything changes in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston takes the biggest gamble of his life. 


★★★★★ - RTE

★★★★ - Financial Times

“The expansive scope of this tribute seems entirely fitting for an industry giant who put America on the global fashion map." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Gripping...thrilling stuff" - Variety

"A riveting ride" - Variety


Frédéric Tcheng is a French-born filmmaker. He co-produced and coedited Valentino: The Last Emperor, the 2009 hit shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar. He is the co-director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was released by Samuel Goldwyn. His directorial debut ‘Dior and I’ premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and released by The Orchard in 2015.

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Filmmakers: Frédéric Tcheng
Country: USA
Runtime: 120', 98'
Year: 2019
Format: HD


Festival highlights

Sundance International Film Festival 2019

CPH:DOX 2019

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

BFI Flare 2019