Halston was a American designer who was enormously popular in the 1970’s. Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, is a documentary and him and his life.
Halston and his story are epic. The film is mediocre, thanks to the creepy filmmaker, but there were still a good number of choice bits and some very interesting personalities featured.
The film opens with an interview with Liza Minnelli who was one of Halston’s closest friends. Halston was a regular at Studio 54, and there are a lot of stories about him. His friend, Liza, spoke highly of him and encouraged the filmmaker to “look beyond the trashy stuff”.
Hearing her say that, I thought it would be nice to have a friend like, Liza. But it also made me think about how the ability to look behind the trashy stuff, the ability to look beneath the flashy surface is a skill that is diminishing in terms of the collective.
Can you look behind the trashy stuff? Could you benefit from working on this?