An investigation into the mighty evolution and brutal dismantling of the American design pioneer’s empire.
America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. As the man who first put a pillbox hat on Jacqueline Kennedy, one of the five designers who put American style on the map at the 1973 “battle of Versailles” show, and a pioneer on the business side of the industry, Halston was a singular, immensely influential figure in the history of American fashion. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.