The creator of the global fashion empire is synonymous with luxury, gender, status and fame, literally defining the Holston era, and Netflix portrays it in the new series
The dramatic miniseries “Halston”, based on the life of American designer Roy Halston Frowick, premiered on Netflix today; despite the fact that the costume designer’s family has done what they call “inaccurate” and “frank garbage” There was a serious reaction, but the creator defended it.
Ewan McGregor starred in director Daniel Minahan’s new bet, a series that tells the lives of ambitious and complicated fashion icons, the series is run by Steven Gaines ( Steven Gaines’ novel “Simply Halston” (Simply Halston) was produced.
Holden’s niece Lesley Frowick (Lesley Frowick) said that their family opinions are direct criticism because they promise not to consult the designer’s files.
The family said in a statement to the Associated Press (AP): “In the upcoming Netflix series, Holston’s archives have not been consulted, which involves the errors and false statements of this famous fashion designer .”
“Hallston’s archive remains the only authoritative and complete information on the person and his estate, and is the privately appointed custodian of his personal files and special effects.”
In response, the director said that everyone has the right to express their opinions and emphasized that “this is not a documentary, but a TV series.”
The person who has directed the series of “Under Six Feet”, “True Love Like Blood”, “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Game of Thrones” added: “The people who know Holston and the people around him, As well as people who have met him, the reaction is very good.”
McGregor said that he felt sorry for the Frowwick family’s allegations and assured that the production process was very meticulous.
The actor told the Associated Press: “Dan Minahan has been researching and has wanted to do this for more than 20 years. It’s a shame.”
Geniuses and characters
Like any protagonist in a biography, Ewan McGregor’s “Halston” is also a controversial character. Neither a saint nor a devil. An interesting middle ground that will surely attract thousands when it launches.
The series shows the designer’s life in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. His relationship with celebrities at the time and the rapid rise of the company have become synonymous with “casual elegance”.
In addition to McGregor, the cast consists of Krysta Rodríguez as Liza Minnelli, Rebecca Dayan as Elsa Peretti, Bill Pullman as David Mahoney and Rory Culkin as Joel Schumacher.
In a minimalistic way
The designer was born in Roy Halston Frowick, Des Moines, Iowa. The designer reinvented fashion in the 70s and suggested comfortable dresses. This is a minimalist approach and redefines the way of dressing. .
His beginning was to design hats. In fact, Jackie Kennedy wore a Halston “pill box” model at her husband’s inauguration.
Her famous friends include Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Babe Paley, Bianca Jagger and Andy Waugh Hall (Andy Warhol).
Halston lost the right to use his name in the business transactions that made him rich, but it left him at the mercy of a series of company executives.
He died of AIDS-related complications in 1990 at the age of 57. He left the company named after him and left New York.
The designer’s niece, Lesley Frowick, is the author of “Halston: Inventing American Fashion”, calling him “the first American designer to become a superstar.”