This New Netflix Series Is Every Fashion Lover's Dream

Ten minutes into Halston, Netflix's latest must-watch series, I knew I was going to love it. The '70s fashion! The New York backdrop! Ewan McGregor in a patent trench coat! I was long overdue an escapist TV fashion moment (The Queen's Gambit feels like a long time ago), and this well and truly satisfied that craving. Set in New York in the 1970s and '80s, the series centres around the life and era-defining work of fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, aka Halston, who is played by Ewan McGregor, and his struggle to steer his eponymous fashion empire. 

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The real Halston with friend Liza Minnelli

Costume designer Jeriana San Juan has done an incredible job at capturing the high-octane glamour and sensuality that is at the heart of not only Halston's designs but also the decade itself. As a '70s fashion fan, I found it to be a real visual treat. From the sequin-clad costumes of Halston's close friend Liza Minnelli and the nonchalant tailoring of model Elsa Peretti to the liquid silk of the brand's runway gowns and the aviator-sunglasses-and-patent-coat cool of Halston himself. It's honestly the chicest thing on TV right now. 

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A snapshot from one of Halston's original runway shows, February 1978

I'm only halfway through the series, but I can safely say that this is a must-watch show for any fashion fan. And yes, I've already spent an evening furiously searching for vintage Halston dresses. So to whet your appetite and give you a little preview of the fabulous style that dominates the series, I've put together a few of my favourite ensembles. Scroll down to see more. (Don't worry: no spoilers.) Enjoy!

See some of our favourite looks from the season:

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With their wide-leg trousers and even bigger sunnies, Halston's entourage is just too cool for words. 

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A snapshot of Liza Minnelli, played by Krysta Rodriguez, performing at one of Halston's fashion shows. 

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Elsa Peretti, played by Rebecca Dayan, was a model and muse to Halston and has one of the best wardrobes of the series. 

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Okay, I literally want this outfit in my size. Thanks.

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Ultrasuede was one of Halston's biggest fabric innovations and was a huge success with the New York fashion crowd. 

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Halston broke with the graphic 1960s aesthetic with his flowing, tie dye gowns. 

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Classic yet pulled-together. Another suitably chic look from the designer. 

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Elsa Peretti modelling one of the designer's earliest dress designs for potential investors. 

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Another dramatic tie-dye look, which could happily be worn in 2021. 

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