The controversial new Netflix series, Halston, has attracted yet more attention after the family of the late fashion designer have labelled the depiction fictionalised and inaccurate.
The miniseries tracks the life of a fashion designer, who used the series title as his moniker, as he tried to establish himself in the fashion world. His name became synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame in the 1970s and 1980s.
Previously the series was brought into question after Ewan McGregor was asked whether he thought it was suitable to take on a homosexual role as a heterosexual man.
Now, in a statement shared on via PR Newswire, Halston’s family have announced that Netflix did not consult them about the series and, worst of all, that the depiction is largely false.
The statement discredited the five-part series as “inaccurate” and “fictionalised”. Later adding: “The Halston Archives remains the only definitive and comprehensive source on the man and his legacy as the personally appointed custodian of his private papers and effects.” Netflix has not commented on these arising issues as of yet.
The series that sees Ewan McGregor joined by the stars Rebecca Dayan, Rory Culkin, Sullivan Jones and more, is due to arrive on Netflix on May 14th.
You can catch a trailer for the hedonistic window into the fashionista world below.