HALSTON (L to R) EWAN MCGREGOR as HALSTON in episode 105 of HALSTON. Cr. ATSUSHI NISHIJIMA / NETFLIX © 2021
Fans of fashion, queer history and 1970s hedonism mark your calendars: Halston, the new series produced by Ryan Murphy about the famous fashion designer debuts on Netflix on May 14. We have the first look at the cast.
Halston will follow the meteoric rise of the one-name designer, played in the series by Ewan McGregor. His designs – known to have only one seam – made a huge impression in the fashion world, as did his entourage of “Halstonettes” models as he called them. Her muses also included such pop culture figures as Pat Ast, Anjelica Houston and, in particular, Liza Minnelli who started wearing the designer’s clothes in all of her public appearances.
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The new series, which also stars Rory Culkin as Halston’s longtime friend, Joel Schumacher (yes, director of The Lost Boys), and Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli, will retrace Halston’s rise in the fashion world to become an icon of the 1970s. before drug addiction and bad business decisions brought her empire to pieces. He died of AIDS in 1990.
Take a look at these “Polaroid” snaps (something the creator loved) from the cast. Halston arrives on Netflix on May 14.