Day: March 26, 2021

The true story behind the fashion extravaganza as seen in Netflix’s Halston

“Versailles is crumbling; it’s where Napoleon was crowned f***ing empire, it was Marie Atoniette’s house, for Christ’s Sake,” formidable fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert appeals to a reluctant Halston about participating in a fashion competition inside the iconic palace in Netflix’s Halston.

Ryan Murphy’s drama recounts the rise and fall of the legendary designer in the ’70s and ’80s, with Ewan McGregor in the title role, and Kelly Bishop playing Lambert, renowned as the ‘Godmother of Fashion’.

Lambert was plotting a coup to overthrow France’s monopoly of the fashion industry and dismantle the European snobbery that undermined American talent

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