Friday, April 30, 2010

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston Premiere

I am super excited to be going to the premiere of the documentary "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" at the Tribeca Film Festival this evening!  The film is directed by Whitney Sudler-Smith who said of 1970s New York, "You wish it still existed, but it will never happen again."

After the film, Pat Cleveland! Andre Leon Talley! and other special guests will be discussing the legend of Halston.

We have had some amazing and iconic pieces of Halston at RARE and beneath the glitz and glamour of the clothing is a creative genius and perfectionist.  Halston may have captured the 1970s New York party scene in his easy designs that came to represent American Chic and Studio 54 but he also worked with the brilliant couturier, Charles James, and only wanted the very best cashmere and silk chiffon.  He thought nothing of devoting yards of chiffon to a bias cut dress and worked rigorously with his pattern makers to eliminate seams, closures and trim.  

I am wearing an unbelievable Halston to Monday night's Party of the Year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and although it wraps seemingly like a bath towel, I will be lucky if I decipher the intricate way it wraps in time for cocktails!  Stay tuned!  I will let you know how it all works out.  And I hope that you have a chance to the film Ultrasuede soon!!  The idea of the film, said the director,  "is that you come away wanting a glass of champagne".  Cheers!

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