- Thu, May 30, 2019
- 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Bing Theater | LACMA
Free, tickets required
LACMA members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Tuesday, April 16. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of active member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
Non-member tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Friday, April 19. | Free; limit two tickets.
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FILM at LACMA presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films, artists and their influences, emerging auteurs, international showcases, special guest-curated programs, and conversations with artists and special guests.
Includes a post-screening conversation with director Frédéric Tcheng and producer Roland Ballester
America’s first superstar designer, Halston created an empire and personified the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Moving beyond Halston’s embodiment of 1970s glamour, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng reveals Halston’s impact on fashion, culture, and business.
Halston captures the epic sweep of the life and times of the legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, the man who set women free with his unstructured designs and strove to “dress all of America." While framing the story as an investigation using scripted scenes featuring actress and writer Tavi Gevinson as a young archivist diving into the Halston company records, Tcheng expertly weaves rare archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston’s family, friends, and collaborators including Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, Iman, his niece Lesley Frowick, and filmmaker Joel Schumacher. What results is a behind-the-headlines look into the thrilling struggle between Halston’s artistic legacy and the pressures of big business.
2019, 105 minutes, DCP | Produced, written, and directed by Frédéric Tcheng; produced by Roland Ballester, Stephanie Levy, and Paul Dallas; with Tavi Gevinson, Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Pat Cleveland, Bob Calacello, Carl Epstein, Lesley Frowick, Sassy Johnson, Naeem Khan, and John David Ridge