See the Film Trailer for Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

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Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston is a new documentary about Halston's heyday in the seventies, complete with lots of footage of the designer gadding around at parties and hanging out at Studio 54 with models, socialites, and people like Elizabeth Taylor and Yves Saint Laurent. "He looked like a movie star version of what a designer is," explains a voice-over in the trailer. Filmmaker Whitney Sudler-Smith charts the designer's life and career up until his death in 1990 (from AIDS, at age 57) by interviewing members of his high-profile social circle — Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston, and Billy Joel — as well as fashion experts like André Leon Talley and Cathy Horyn. Particularly as the future of Halston's fashion house (or what's left of it) seems bleak these days, this film looks to be a great reminder of a bygone era. It'll be released on December 26.