Halston


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1 June 2021

For anyone who doesn’t know Halston’s story: poor Iowa-born boy becomes milliner to Jackie O., transitions to legendary fashion designer, conquers NYC, revolutionizes luxury fashion.  One of the first to understand and use the extraordinary influence of celebrities he develops friendships with Liza Minelli, Elsa Peretti and Andy Warhol.

A symbol of the extravagance of the 70’s and 80’s, his ascension is cut short by multiple excesses, bad business decisions and questionable taste in men. A Faustian deal offers money but dilutes his brand. Another business deal leads to the loss of the asset that he valued the most: his name. He dies young of AIDS without ever regaining the rights to use his name.

While Halston asks himself “Am I a businessman or an artist” Ryan Murphy, the producer seems to have decided that neither options were very important for the designer and presents him mainly as a 70’s gay icon. Roy Halston Frowich’s family called the show an “inaccurate, fictionalized account” of the designer’s life.

For fashion lovers this show is a joy and a disappointment.  Watching Ewan McGregor chain smoking, wearing those stylish black turtlenecks as he drapes models is such a powerful image I will forever associate it with bias cut long dresses. But fashion is rather atmospheric and not the main theme of the show, which is a shame, because Halston’s deceptively simple dresses were after all the quintessence of the flamboyant 70’s.

Fashion lovers will particularly appreciate the episode named Battle of Versaille, the fundraising event that had American designers compete against French counterparts. The event gave American fashion an international recognition and transformed the industry forever.

Halston, the show, is also a cautionary tale for creative people who consider bringing in investors. “Am I a businessman or an artist” will be asked again and again by designers slowly sacrificing creative control for financial independence.

Yes, it’s not a great show, the image is beautiful but the dialogue is predictable and the peaceful “walk into the sunset” doesn’t quite match such a turbulent life. And yet, we’ll watch it, probably more than once, because Halston story is not unique to him.

Image credit: “Halston & Models 1977” by Sacheverelle is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0



Posted by Mirela Gluck at 02:14 PM
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7 November 2019

WHAT: Halston Warehouse Sale

WHY: The sale is ending one day early on Friday, November 8th.

Luxe Market Soho is having a Halston warehouse sale featuring thousands of units of women's formal and casual dresses, gowns, blouses & pants! For three days only, get ready to shop a wide variety of styles for over 90% off retail.

all Halston tops & bottoms $25
all dresses $50
and all gowns just $75

You don't want to miss these blowout prices!

Use promo code STYLHALSTON20, for a an additional 20% off on Halston at checkout.

WHEN: 11/6 - 11/8; Daily (10-8)

WHERE: LUXE MARKET
513 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

For the complete list of today's sales and sample sales check HERE.

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LUXE MARKET SOHO DNA

Luxe Market Soho’s roots date back over 20 years. At the helm of our company are partners with unparalleled experience in servicing all aspects of the luxury retail industry. It is thanks to our seamless reputation in the world of fashion and extensive top tier network, that has allowed us to become the go to destination for authentic designer fashion finds at incredible bargain prices. Our customers can expect to discover luxury name brand finds, restocked daily, every time they shop at Luxe Market Soho.

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11 April 2018

260 Sample Sale shared pics from inside Rent The Runway Sample Sale. Designer RTW, dresses, gowns, outerwear, bags, jewelry, and more at up to 90% off retail at the Rent the Runway Sample Sale. Designers include Kate Spade, Monique Lhuillier, Halston, Marchesa, Elizabeth and James, Milly, Zac Posen, and many more.

WHEN: 4/10 – 4/15; Tue (11-8), W-F (10-8), Sat (10-7), Sun (10-5)

WHERE: 260 Sample Sale
260 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Pics from Inside the Rent The Runway Sample Sale

Pics from Inside the Rent The Runway Sample Sale

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Images credit: 260 Sample Sale



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15 March 2018

WHAT: Rent the Runway Sample Sale

WHY: Designer RTW, dresses, gowns, outerwear, bags, jewelry, and more at up to 90% off retail at the Rent the Runway Sample Sale.

Designers include Kate Spade, Monique Lhuillier, Halston, Marchesa, Elizabeth and James, Milly, Zac Posen, and many more.

Know before you go. Check out Pics from Inside the Rent The Runway Sample Sale.

WHEN: 4/10 - 4/15; Tue (11-8), W-F (10-8), Sat (10-7), Sun (10-5)

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

For the complete list of today's sales and sample sales check HERE.

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Rent the Runway is revolutionizing fashion by giving women access to thousands of designer dresses and accessories. Why buy when you can rent!

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