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06/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston' Chronicles Designer's Success, Drug Use And Business Misfortunes

"Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival tomorrow. The documentary focuses on the life and times of Roy Halston Frowick, the Iowa-born designer who as a milliner in Chicago in the 1950s made hats for Kim Novak and Deborah Kerr. Later, as confidante to celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minnelli, Halston became a star in his own right, the epitome of Studio 54 glamour. The film touches on the designer's drug use and his business misfortunes. He lost control of the Halston name in the 1980s, and died of complications from AIDS in 1990.

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