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Netflix’s life of Halston is all about the fashion. Here’s the story behind 9 key looks

A fashion designer in his office high above New York

Ewan McGregor as the designer Halston in Netflix’s new miniseries, “Halston.” (Atsushi Nishijima / Netflix)

Halston, the mononymous American fashion designer whose stripped-back, body-freeing take on luxury — caftans, halter dresses and acres of Ultrasuede — was a defining look of the ’70s, continues to fascinate.

Maybe that’s because his career, now more than three decades in the rearview mirror, still feels so contemporary, both in terms of his aesthetic — riffs on his shirtdress are everywhere and when haven’t caftans been a thing? — and his business strategy — including the once-novel concepts of brand extensions and diffusion lines. Or maybe it’s because the dramatic arc of his career from anonymity to high-flying celebrity designer to scandal-page fodder makes him seem like a victim of Me Decade cancel culture. Whatever the reason, Halston’s life seems to be perennially ripe for exploration in books (including Steven Gaines’ “Simply Halston”) and

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Lessons in Life from Our Favorite Mom-Daughter Fashion Duos

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Freud had a lot to say about the dynamic between a mother and her daughter, notably a theory he liked to called the Electra complex—which I think is a bummer, to say the least. Luckily, there are counter ideas rooted in love rather than competition we can also look to, like that of parenting expert Dr. Shefali. Her take on one of life’s most impactful relationships? “My child isn’t an idea, an expectation, or a fantasy nor my reflection or legacy. … My child is here to fumble, stumble, try, and cry, learn and mess up, fail and try again,” she’s said. “My task is to step aside, stay in infinite possibility, heal my own wounds, fill my own bucket, and let my child fly.” There’s always pop culture’s to-the-point philosophy on empowered daughters: She got it from her mama.

Which is exactly what the following

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Alber Elbaz on his incredible life in fashion

All photos by Paolo Roversi.

This story originally appeared in i-D’s ‘The Home Is Where The Heart Is’ Issue, No 306, 2010⁣.

Born in Morocco, Alber Elbaz was raised in Israel and graduated from the Tel Aviv School of Fashion and Textiles before moving to New York in 1985 to pursue a career in fashion, where he learnt his trade under American Couturier Geoffrey Beene. In 1997 he moved to his current home of Paris to become head designer Guy Laroche, before Pierre Berge and Mr Yves Saint Laurent appointed him as heir apparent to the house of Yves Saint Laurent upon Yves’ retirement. Shortly into his tenure at YSL, the Gucci group acquired the house, Elbaz then joined Krizia as head designer, before joining the house of Lanvin to breathe life and spirit into the then dormant brand. His vision for the house of Lanvin was a complete

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Life Well Lived: Eugene and Alice Banaszak

After a childhood, an adolescence and adulthood together, Eugene and Alice Banaszak passed within a few days of each other at the beginning of March.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — “They grew up next door to each other on Rother Avenue, which is in old Polonia — the Broadway Fillmore area,” said Geno Banaszak.

Geno Banaszak tells the story of how his mom and dad, Eugene Banaszak and Alice Schultz, met and began their long life together.

“My father and my mother knew each other from the time they were probably toddlers,” Geno Banaszak said. “They interacted as friends, best friends, and eventually a relationship developed that became very solid and very firm.”

They eventually married and started their respective careers.

“My mom started working right after high school with the Bell Telephone company as an operator,” Geno Banaszak said. “Within a year of my father graduating from Emerson Vocational, he got

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