The Time Has Come To End…

caftan discrimination.

Just stop it. Stop it today get yourself a caftan and feel proud and more comfortable tomorrow. Besides, it’s just too hot to wear anything else, am I right, kids? Waistbands are simply outdated. We’ve outgrown them. We no longer have waistlines. Why do we need waistbands? You can still have pockets on the sides too, that’s no problem. Imagine all the money you’ll save on belts. A nice Italian belt can be very dear in this economy and let’s face it…nobody is going to stop buying gas just because it costs $20.00 a gallon. Am I right, or what? Forget it! We’re not going to stop buying gas…How can we? We gotta drive just to get our over-priced food and a few yards of a lightweight, summery fabric (possibly a breathable and flow-ey cotton voile or a simple silk chiffon) in order to make our new kaftans! And listen, kids, this crazy kaftan discrimination thing is just disgusting to me. Who cares about your coordinated separates and your layers? How much time does it take you people to tuck everything in? I dont have time for tucking in August. I take my caftan off the hanger, throw it up over my head and do a praying hands over the head pose… like I’m about to dive up… and instantly I’m fully dressed! You can’t beat it. I’m saving time every morning here.

If you want my advice I think you should take your belt and pantyhose off, take your underwear off, slip into a one piece outfit and if anybody tries to poo poo your mumu, give em the finger. For all they know you could be skinny under all that fabric. It’s possible. You can even pretend you’re Elizabeth Taylor if you want to. Why not? Enjoy yourself! Would you rather be Mama Cass because you can go right ahead and do that too if you like. God bless that woman. What a talent. You know, come to think of it you could also pretend you’re Paul Lynde in Palm Springs but that takes a lot of gold medallions and a dry look hairstyle – too hard.

No shame in shifts, sisters. Keep it simple. You got a front and a back and they already sewed ’em together for ya.

Defile Claude Montana L’Automne ’85-’86

And you thought clones only sat at bars all night and cut hair all day…. Still waiting on the biopic here….doesn’t anybody want to call Ryan and plant the seed? Montana, people…not the state.

My Style Has No Style

“My [singing] style really has no style, because I try to sing each number differently. I’ve always believed that if style takes precedence over the words and music, the audience get’s cheated. It’s like when people see a fine play or movie. They imagine themselves in the leading role. I want them to imagine that they’re singing – not just listening to someone else.”
~Judy Garland

Behind The Scenes of Halston

Halston, sure…but JERIANA!

The talented Miss San Juan’s costumes were critical to the success of the project. The series is a fast forward fashion flight from ’68 to ’90 and that’s a lot of garment bags, people. Heavy ones. Approximately fifty-million costumes were required for this gigantic fashion feature production and Jeriana and her crew got them all right. The result is authenticity with effect. Detail queens?…you may sit down now. Everything is perfect.

Brava G. S. J.

Costumes? Naildit.

LADIES…Number twenty, “CourregE-ish mono-new-clothes-osis.”
ULTRA BEAUTIES.
BEST HAIR AT VERSAILLE.
Halston HIGH hand holding? CHECK.
HOURS AND hours of calculated swish.
LOOK THAT UP IN YOUR FUNK AND DIAGONALS. ASYMMETRY WAS OBSERVED.
Pat pose number one hundred and forty seven, “Egyptian Feelings.” Leave it alone, it’s Dilone.

Check Out The New Richard Bernstein Shop

My good friend Rodney Kizziah with The Estate of Richard Bernstein has created an amazing shop featuring the work of Interview Magazine cover artist and airbrush legend, Richard Bernstein. These limited edition prints and movie star masks are genius and to-ta-lly gorgeous. GET IT SASSY!

Ultimate gift alert! Git em. Give em. Git another one for yourself. GO!

RICHARDBERSTEINSHOP.COM

Halston – Directed by Dan Minahan – starts May 14th on Netflix

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Halston;'s to do list includes...

“TO DO LIST: Withdraw $40,000.00 for orchid bill – Don’t forget to send Thank-You Kaftan to Dan – Try, really try to invent something entirely new by midnight tonight. “

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Gian Franco Rodriguez plays Victor Hugo in Halston (2021)

Gian Franco Rodriguez is all Victor Hugo. This performance is 100% approved by BillyBeyond.com. ☑️

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Krysta Rodriguez as Liza is a tour de force, singing in her own voice and dancing as Liza you will be convinced, amazed and most of sucessfully entertained by her magnificent display of talent. To put it “simply,” Ewan McGregor is Halston. He lives. You’ll die.

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Krysta Rodriguez plays Liza Minelli in Halston (2021)

Amazing with a “Z.”

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Rebecca Dayan plays Elsa Peretti in Halston (2021)

Rebecca Dayan plays Elsa. There’s only two Peretti’s. Elsa, and Rebecca as Elsa. She’s so gorgeous that she’s hard to see and hear at the same time. Anticipate rewinding. This level of beauty deserves multiple replays. Encore de Dayan!

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Ewan McGregor plays Halston in Halston -(2021)

“Yes, I’m still holding for Dan…hello?… ( muzak sound cue ) Halston… Halston…calling for Daniel Minahan…”

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Joel Schumacher as played by Rory Culkin in Halston (2021)

Rory Culkin plays Halston’s bestie, the late Joel Schumacher. Good hair, right? May I just throw out a beauty note here please? The make-up is timely perfection. You can all relax.

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David Pittu plays Joe Eula in Halston (2021)

I wouldn’t say David “played” Joe Eula. It’s better to say he embodied him. It’s more than a portrayal and it’s spooky-good. (David Pittu is Joe Eula, famed fashion illustrator and Halston’s creative director.)

Gee, I wonder who choreographed all the runway scenes?

That’d be me. There will be turning, running, smiling finales avec complex pivots as well as several split-doubles and yes, the rumours on the runways are true. We do split a triple in episode four. Models, prepare for your masterclass.

Halston, the limited series premieres on Netflix on May 14.

These images were released on what would’ve been Halston’s 89th birthday (he died of AIDS complications at 57 years old, in1990. RIP.)

HAIR CHECK!!!