“If the number of shows on the schedule is any indication that the future of Couture is all but cemented, the question we should be asking in the future is, “Why does this collection need to be Couture?”
Now, with the Netflix series Halston telling his story, Halston’s name is being reintroduced to Generation Z through the performance of Ewan McGregor. directed by Daniel Minahan-and produced by Ryan Murphy, Still, as often happens with biopics, Halston’s family didn’t seem to agree or approve the miniseries. In fact, Lesley Frowick, Halston’s niece and chief executive of his archives, released a statement complaining that the series was “an inaccurate, fictionalized account” of her uncle’s life.
This kind of messaging blurs the line between advertising and editorial content to the point where there really isn’t any distinction between the two. Furthermore, it enforces archaic patriarchal stereotypes.