The Ryan Murphy-produced, Daniel Minahan-directed sequence “Halston” swanned onto Netflix this previous weekend, bringing a much-needed dose of ’70s-style glamour and debauchery, by means of which one can actually stay vicariously. Ewan McGregor stars because the mononymous titular designer, whose Ultrasuede clothes and elegantly-draped jumpsuits and robes outlined American accessible glamour, and whose ’70s-style vices have been second to none.
The sequence, based mostly on the e-book “Merely Halston” by Stephen Gaines presents an interesting have a look at the artistic strategy of style design and the ins and outs of the enterprise, by means of Halston’s rise from humble beginnings in Indiana, to his breakout design for Jackie Kennedy’s iconic pillbox hat, to his rise and fall as one in every of style’s most essential names.
At solely 5 episodes, it might depart you craving extra style, so take a strut down the runway with the next streaming style movies (with no “Zoolander” or “Venture Runway” in sight, darling).
For a superbly crafted portrait of an much more discerning and demanding (fictional) designer, look no additional than Paul Thomas Anderson’s uncommon love story, “Phantom Thread” (2017). Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a fastidious English designer Reynolds Woodcock, who meets his match in a fierce match mannequin, Alma (Vicky Krieps). A delight for dressed up divas and hungry boys alike. Stream it on HBO Max.
French actor Gaspard Ulliel donned the massive black specs to inhabit the enduring French couturier Yves Saint Laurent in two 2014 biopics: “Yves Saint Laurent,” directed by Jalil Lespert (watch it on The Roku Channel, Tubi or hire it for $1.99), and “Saint Laurent,” directed by Bertrand Bonello (hire it for $3.99). Watch each and examine! Audrey Tautou additionally performed a legendary French designer within the 2009 biopic “Coco Earlier than Chanel,” directed by Anne Fontaine. Hire it for $2.99.
For one thing a bit extra actual, Matt Tyrnauer’s 2009 documentary “Valentino: The Final Emperor,” takes a have a look at the Italian designer’s life and legacy. Stream it on Kanopy (with a library card) or hire for $3.99 on iTunes.
Lastly, what can be style with out style magazines? R.J. Cutler’s 2009 documentary “The September Problem” follows the creation of Vogue’s September problem (a large tome) and presents a glimpse behind the scenes at enigmatic Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (hire for $3.99). Virtually as recognizable as Anna’s bob and glasses are the caftans and billowing coats of her right-hand man, Andre Leon Talley, the journal’s former editor-at-large. Talley’s led an interesting life, captured within the 2018 documentary “The Gospel In response to Andre.” Stream it on Kanopy and Hulu.
Lastly, for one thing that celebrates style exterior of the runways, magazines and high fashion workshops, the pleasant 2011 documentary “Invoice Cunningham: New York,” directed by Richard Press, places an eye fixed on the attention of the late Invoice Cunningham, the road style photographer of The New York Occasions, who snapped the on a regular basis stylish appears to be like of New Yorkers for the Type Part. Stream it on Kanopy or hire for $3.99 on iTunes.