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Halston and 5 reasons to watch the new Netflix' series

Nova Iorque, NY, EUA
If you haven't seen yet and are having doubts about watching the Netflix mini-series about the American fashion icon, please let me help you. Here's why you need to watch and why you're going to love 'Halston'.

The real Roy Halston Frowick with his dear friend Liza Minelli at his office - located at the Olympic Tower (641 Fifth Avenue) in New York. Detail of St. Patrick’s Cathedral's view.

1. (The obvious one) If you love fashion 

From hats to a signature garment cut that could make an entire dress out of one piece of fabric, Halston wasn’t just selling clothes, he was selling a lifestyle... Expect a lot of glamour, sequined, shimmery and glitzy silhouettes from the 1970s. 

2. If you love New York

Luxury, sex, status and fame... The locations set up all the glamour of the 1970s and ‘80’s in New York City glory days and they will make you want to book a trip as soon as the pandemic is over.

Bergdorf Goodman hat salon

Central Park

3. If you love architecture and interior design

From Halston's 7,500-square-foot town home located on the Upper East Side where Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli and other creatives used to party, to the spectacular Olympic Tower offices on Fifth Avenue with its imposing 21st-floor view of the Manhattan skyline, featuring mirrored walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Halston’s signature red on the carpets, sectional sofas, chairs, and lacquered furniture. Iconic settings will leave every modern and contemporary architecture lover breathless!

“This is a story about a man who designed every one of his living and working spaces to show his models and creations to their best advantage. As a director I was looking for an exact recreation of Halston’s world. I felt the more authentic we could be, the more we would understand Halston’s genius,” director Daniel Minahan tells AD.

4. If you love good music

It has a great soundtrack too. The Velvet Underground, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, and Tears for Fears songs are mixed with ’70s disco beats that graced Studio 54 creating an iconic playlist.

5. If you love a great biography 

The show is based on the book written by Steven Gaines: "Simply Haston" (1991).
“The hook for me was this idea of someone coming to New York, creating this made-up name, building it into an empire and then being stripped of his name and company—he couldn’t be Halston anymore,” explains Halston’s director Dan Minahan, for the Los Angeles Times. “And to me that was very rich. It seemed like a really archetypal American story.”

Ewan McGregor as legendary fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick - also a pretty good reason to watch Ryan Murphy's new Netflix series...