Ewan McGregor Defends Being Cast As A Famous Queer Fashion Designer In Netflix’s Halston

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There are certain iconic names that just come to mind when you think about the fashion industry, and real followers of haute couture know that Halston is one of them. In a new limited series project for Netflix, creator Ryan Murphy will tell the story of the late great fashion designer, but his decision to cast Ewan McGregor in the lead role is turning heads and raising eyebrows for a very major reason.

Halston will be a a five-part miniseries exploring the life and career of the American fashionisto. Born Roy Halston Frowick, the designer would quickly rise in the industry ranks to become one of the more successful fashion creatives of the 1970s until losing his fashion house in the 80s. The Netflix project, created by Murphy and directed by Daniel Minahan, will cover major aspects of his very public life, including his frequent fetes at Studio 54, his celebrity clients, and his early death.

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