Halston’s family is claiming they weren’t consulted on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series in regards to the late trend legend.
On Monday, Halston’s niece Lesley Frowick, the keeper of the designer’s archives, launched an announcement blasting the series as “an inaccurate, fictionalized account” of her uncle’s life.
“The Halston Archives stays the one definitive and complete supply on the person and his legacy because the personally appointed custodian of his non-public papers and results,” she mentioned.
Ewan McGregor stars because the legendarily hard-partying designer, who handed away of AIDS problems in 1990 at age 57. The star reportedly even taught himself to stitch to painting the designer.
“He labored with our costume designer to discover ways to drape and reduce and pin. Whenever you see him make the clothes within the present, he’s actually reducing the material, pinning it and making,” director Dan Minahan not too long ago informed The Hollywood Reporter.
Govt producer Murphy has described McGregor as “the one alternative” to play Halston.
Others within the series embrace: Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli, Rory Culkin as director Joel Schumaker and Gian Franco Rodriguez as Victor Hugo.
Brook Drummond, one other Halston relative, additionally not too long ago posted in regards to the series, calling it a “‘Actual Housewives’ tackle somebody who was beautifully elegant and subtle and who made monumental contributions to American trend and tradition.”
“His impression was immeasurable and I hope individuals bear in mind him that means and maintain him up as an alternative of reveling in sensationalized fiction about his life,” she mentioned.
A rep for the series didn’t get again to us.