Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

Whitney Sudler-Smith
 Cast: Whitney Sudler-Smith
Whitney Sudler-Smith
, Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
, André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley
, Ralph Rucci
Ralph Rucci

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Filmmaker Whitney Sudler-Smith reflects on the life and career of Halston, the celebrated fashion designer who clothed some of the most glamorous women of the 1970s. In addition to making sure that clients like Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy always looked their best, Halston also left a permanent mark on the fashion industry as the creator of the fabric Ultrasuede, and was known for being a notable fixture of the New York nightclub scene. Later, after selling his business for a mint, he watched as his hedonistic empire crumbled under the weight of Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" antidrug campaign. In 1990, Halston died of AIDS at age 57. Interviews with such friends, critics, and collaborators as Anjelica Huston, Stephen Burrows, Billy Joel, and Amy Fine Collins offer a complete picture of the man who changed the face of modern fashion, and did it in a style all his own.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2012
UPC: 0767685268704
Original Release: 2010
Source: New Video Group
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:34:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; An interview with director Whitney Sudler-Smith and producer Adam Bardach, presented by American Express ; Deleted scene: GQ interview

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Whitney Sudler-Smith Participant
Liza Minnelli Participant
André Leon Talley Participant
Ralph Rucci Participant
Cathy Horyn Participant
Stephen Burrows Participant
Bob Colacello Participant
Pat Cleveland Participant
Anjelica Huston Participant
Nicky Haslam Participant
Boaz Mazor Actor
Billy Joel Interviewee
Nile Rodgers Interviewee
Phillip Bloch Participant
Ming Vauze Participant
Naeem Kahn Participant
Amy Fine Collins Participant
Diane Von Furstenberg Participant
Chris Makos Participant
Glenn O'Brien Interviewee
Halston Participant

Technical Credits
Whitney Sudler-Smith Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Adam Bardach Producer
Tom Boykin Sound Editor
Nathan Cornett Associate Producer
Christopher Franke Score Composer
Thomas Golubic Musical Direction/Supervision
Anne Goursaud Producer,Screenwriter
John Paul Horstmann Associate Producer,Editor
Tim Maloney Producer
Scott Miller Cinematographer
Edgar Rothermich Score Composer
Nicholas Simon Producer
Shawn Simon Executive Producer
Alisha Takahashi Associate Producer
Mark Urman Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
1. Introduction [12:56]
2. Elegance and Simplicity [6:15]
3. The Costume Institute and the Beautiful People [5:38]
4. Fashion Ave, Warhol, and the Start of an Empire [6:39]
5. The King's Castle [11:35]
6. When Decadence Was Chic [7:34]
7. New York City Late 70s [5:54]
8. Blessing and Dressing Studio 54 [7:01]
9. The Halston Moment [5:09]
10. Return of Opulence and JC Penny [7:14]
11. Sad Irony [5:57]
12. The Demise [11:19]

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