Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2010) Opening Sequence
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, a new documentary by Whitney Sudler-Smith that takes viewers on a fabulous, fun-and-fact-filled journey through the life and times of the country’s first celebrity designer, will have its World Premiere on Friday, April 30th at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
No one represents the glamour and decadence of the 70’s more than fashion designer Halston. In his moving, insightful documentary “Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston,” filmmaker and ‘era-enthusiast’ Whitney Smith explores the life and times of this talented yet frequently misunderstood American icon. From his early days as a milliner at Bergdorf Goodman’s to his apotheosis as designer-to-the-stars and king of Studio 54, Halston lived an extraordinarily colorful life. While professional and personal problems consumed him in his later years, Smith reveals in ‘Ultrasuede’ that beneath the often lurid headlines, Halston was a true artist, and a great man.