On April 30, the documentary Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Named after the wash-and-wear polymer ultra-microfibers fabric made popular by Halston in the 1970’s, Ultrasuede details the rise and fail of America’s first celebrity designer.

Footage of Halston’s runway collections, television appearances, and interviews by Diane Von Furstenberg, Andre Leon Talley, Pat Cleveland, Angelica Huston, Bob Colacello, Liza Minelli, Ralph Rucci, Naeem Khan, Billy Joel, and countless others round out director Whitney Sudler-Smith’s homage to this fashion icon who revolutionized the way the modern American woman dressed.


Whitney Sudler Smith

Sarah Jessica Parker

John Leguizamo


Pat Cleveland and daughter


Carol Alt


Irina Pantaeva


Fernanda Motta


Olivia Palermo


Nicole Miller


Linda Fargo, Naeem Khan and friend.


Jose Castelo Branco


Bryan Batt


Tori Praver


Georgina Chapman


Dylan Lauren


Veronica Webb


Rachel Roy

Red carpet photos courtesy of Ernest Green.