Simply Halston: Ewan McGregor's first foray into fashion history
Upcoming miniseries Simply Halston will dramatise the glittering rise and fall of the king of the seventies disco scene
Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli were his beloved muses, oft dancing to disco in his fabled, clinging jersey dresses, and he was known to claim that, 'you're only as good as the people you dress' as he paved the way for the 'less-is-more' movement.
Halston with Bianca Jagger at Studio 54, 1997. Credit: Rex.
His life and legacy inspired many, and his memory lives in the hallowed halls of pop culture alongside fellow sirens of smoky, glitzy disco-era New York. And yet, it's a life that hasn't been documented on screen, apart from one half-hearted and poorly-rated documentary released in 2011 to little fanfare. But that's about to change.
Bianca Jagger wears Halston at her Studio 54 birthday party. Credit: Rose Hartman/The Artists Company
Ewan McGregor is to star and executive-produce a miniseries on the designer's life, which will be written by Sharr White (the brains behind The Affair) and directed by Dan Minahan (of American Crime Story).
The official release date and hosting network are yet to be announced, but we're certain it will be one of the most glamorous and thrilling television events of the year.