Considering the constant vogue for all things 1970's, interest and info on Halston himself remains vague.
Intruiged as I was by Steve Gaines' 1980's biography, 'Simply Halston', I've been scouring youtube and the like in vain for the last few years for clips on the man.
There's hardly anything there. No chat shows, no documentaries- almost nada.
This witty, stylish film is as comprehensive as its possible to get considering many from that era (Like Halston himself) are now dead or mad.
Whitney Sudler-smith himself comes across as egotistical, innocent, charming and annoying, comic and cool. He's not shy about showing some of the more obnoxious interviewees or his seemingly 'make it up as I go along' style.
This is refreshing rather than annoying and this fine work left me wanting to know to know more about both subject and director.