Stranger Says: When we think of Studio 54, we think of Roy Halston Frowick. Known simply as Halston, he was the fashion designer and hat maker who brought the world ultra-suede minimalism. Think of Liza Minnelli with her sleek, long pants. Andy Warhol and his coked-out models. Jacqueline Kennedy and her caftans. This is the world of Halston, and it’s a world that is dramatic, tragic, and—up until now—without a proper documentary. This has the potential to be one of the best fashion docs of the year. (CHASE BURNS)
SIFF Says: Relive the roller-coaster career of the designer whose innovative clothes not only gave women new freedom, but who fabulously heightened both the role of fashion in American culture and of American fashion on the world stage.