USA 2019 | 120 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles
The American dream is the golden thread in the tapestry of legendary fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick’s life. Frédéric Tcheng’s (Dior and I) documentary follows the life of the man whose name became synonymous with couture fashion in the 1970s: from Jackie Kennedy’s signature hat, through innovative patterns that marked a revolution in the fashion world, to the brand that became an empire and then collapsed. With praiseworthy skill, Tcheng interweaves rare archival footage and interviews, while employing a framing device that casts fashion writer Tavi Gevinson in the role of an archivist who dives deep into the Halston archives. Tcheng manages to reveal Halston’s stormy and complex personality, resulting in a documentary that will result compelling for all.