newportFILM Screening: Halston

August 22, 2019
5:45 PM to 11:00 PM
Presented by: newportFilm
Location: Doris Duke’s Rough Point
680 Bellevue Ave
Suite 314
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 649-2784

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America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glamour and glitz, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng reveals Halston’s profound impact on fashion, culture, and business.

Halston captures the epic sweep of the life and times of the legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, the man who set women free with his unstructured designs and strove to “dress all of America.” Framing the story as an investigation featuring actress and write Tavi Gevinson as a young archivist diving into the Halston company records, Tcheng expertly weaves rare archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston’s family, friends, and collaborators including Jacqueline Kennedy, Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol and Iman. What results is a behind-the-headlines look into the thrilling struggle between Halston’s artistic legacy and the pressures of big business.

 $5 Suggested Donation 


6th ANNUAL PICNIC CONTEST presented by Taste Artful Interiors & Design

THEME: “Fashion Forward”

Get ready to hit the runway with your most fashionable picnic spread this year! Pay tribute to your favorite designer, trend, style icon, and more… the fashion world is your oyster!

Please keep your picnics to a 10×10 space and make sure they are portable! 



5:45 PM : Gates Open

6:45 PM : Live Music By Newport Songwriters Showcase

8:00 PM: Film followed by Q&A with director Frédéric Tcheng, moderated by Vanity Fair's chief critic Richard Lawson

Food Vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Diego's, Bella's Pizzeria, Fork In The Road, Brunch Belly, Tricycle Ice Cream, LemonsAid

Back-Up Venue: Casino Theatre

Run time: 105 mins

newportFILM Screening: Halston