Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng — who’s made profitable fashion documentaries on Christian Dior,Diana Vreeland and Valentino — is taking pictures a new movie on famed New York designer Halston, Page Six has completely realized.
Sources say the doc will embody interviews with the late designer’s shut pals, fashions and muses similar to Liza Minnelli, Elsa Peretti and Marisa Berenson, in addition to present high designer Tom Ford.
We hear that Tcheng has additionally interviewed Halston’s shut buddy R. Couri Hay, “who talked concerning the designer’s feud with the legendary haute courtier Charles James in the ’70s,” stated an insider.
However in addition to the designer’s highs dressing well-known shoppers like Jackie Onassis,Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Ford, Babe Paley and different high society figures of the period, a fashion supply added, “Others who will face the cameras embody Halston’s workers that labored for him throughout his tumultuous years at his workplace in the Olympic Tower on the finish of his profession, as his enterprise empire collapsed.”
On the peak of his fame as a part of the Studio 54 scene with friends like Andy Warhol, the designer in 1978 moved his operation from a “cozy” 68th Road studio to the sprawling skyscraper. Halston mannequin Chris Royer, recalled to Self-importance Truthful in 1991, “It was once we moved to the Olympic Tower that all of it started to spin uncontrolled . . . It was like ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ ”
Halston died in 1990 in California of AIDS-associated lung most cancers.
Promo supplies for the movie from London-based mostly distributor Dogwoof International say the mission is “partially based mostly” on a 2014 e-book by Haltston’s niece Lesley Frowick, which had a foreward by Minnelli. The doc is described as capturing “the epic sweep of the designer’s life and the a long time he actually and figuratively formed,” and, “That is the life and instances of an iconic ’70s Don Draper.”
Tcheng wrote and directed “Dior and I,” co-directed “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Journey,” and co-produced “Valentino: The Final Emperor.”
A rep for the movie didn’t get again to us.