Dreaming of becoming an idol of world fashion, Roy Halston began to come up with various looks. Few people knew that behind his first creations were hidden touching childish motives – he invented hats for his mother, whom he wanted to please. But his own craving for the forbidden destroyed the career of the eminent fashion designer and left him to vegetate in poverty and loneliness…
“Halston ss 2”: release date, announcement
The film adaptation of the life of the great mind and trendsetter Roy Halston has repeatedly appeared on TV, but has never become as popular as the TV show that aired on May 14, 2021. However, the continuation of the drama “Halston” is not planned, because the story of the gifted fashion designer is told in full.
1970s. The matured Roy, as before, is focused on fashion trends, he adores fashion shows, has sex with men and is completely absorbed in his own ambitions. A big impetus to Roy’s development is given by Jacqueline – the wife of John F. Kennedy. After her husband’s inauguration, she mentions the one who created such a wonderful hat for her. Crowds of women are taking on the challenge.
The next day, sales in the designer’s store increase significantly, but all this is not for long. Jacqueline stops wearing Roy’s hats, the designer’s sales drop, and soon such an item of clothing becomes a relic of the past. Not stopping at what has been accomplished, Halston continues to seek new avenues for inspiration. Thanks to acquaintances, he befriends Liza Minnelli.
Both will carry this relationship through the years, moreover, it was on Lisa that the first dresses with a throat appeared, which remained popular even after 50 years. Roy spent a lot of time creating images, sometimes completely changing his image in a few days and this became a trend for the whole of America. Dreaming of expanding, he starts working with staff.
Very soon, the new collection becomes adored literally by the whole country. A big fan of suede, Roy finds a way to make it waterproof and calls the fabric ultra-suede. Having started working with one noble lady who decided to wear only his costumes, he brings his developments to the hearts of compatriots and very soon becomes famous all over the world.
Glory accompanies his success, but his love of sex and drugs leads him to unreasonable decisions. Halston loses everything that he earned with such difficulty: fame, money, friends… But the biggest loss for him was the loss of his name. He strove all his life to become famous and, in the end, could not achieve this.
Roy Halston died in 1988 from AIDS-related hemorrhagic sarcomatosis. In obscurity. Only his family remained, which looked after him until the last minutes. A story that began positively has such a sad end. The first season fully told the fate of the brilliant fashion designer, whose trends help women look great to this day…
Actors and their roles
- Roy Halston – fashion designer; started with hats, then dresses, everyday looks, then disco; preferred to be called by his last name; made friends with famous people, including Liza Minnelli; easily parted with lovers; dreamed of success and fame, but died like an ordinary person – Ewan McGregor.
- Liza Minnelli – Roy’s friend; became the first woman whom he dressed according to his taste and desire, modeling dresses on her; thanks to her, Halston came up with the popular style of the dress with a closed neck and an open back; Liza was friends with him for many years and did not turn away from him until the last day – Krysta Rodriguez.
- Joel Schumacher – one of Holston’s employees; tried to be like the boss, but often got into ridiculous situations; once went for a walk in the rain in a suede trench coat, as a result, the clothes that Roy needed so badly were forever ruined; used drugs, believing that it helps him to concentrate – Rory Culkin.
- Ewan McGregor has played gay men so many times in movies and TV shows that rumors have spread on the Internet about his possible gay orientation. After Ewan was cast as Roy Halston, fellow members of the project often joked about it. However, the actor always replied that in life he has a passion only for women, in particular, for his own.
- Rory Culkin is the younger brother of the three Culkin brothers. Everyone remembers his older brother Macaulay, who became the star of the “Home Alone” franchise. Thanks to Macaulay’s success, Rory also got the idea of becoming famous. Little by little, he manages to win more and more complex roles.
- Despite the fact that the TV show “Halston” is based on the book “Simply Halston” by Steven Gaines, relatives strongly criticized the film adaptation. They are unhappy that when the show was created, no one came for a consultation or even studied the archives. The fashion designer’s family responded about the TV project as a fiction, far from reality.
Halston Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|