2. Halston’s First Studio
Halston finds a raw, run-down building on 68th Street and Madison Avenue to make his first studio. The ground floor later becomes his first storefront, located at 813 Madison Avenue.
Here, he has assembled his first team consisting of an illustrator Joe Eula, a fit model (Elsa Peretti of later Tiffany’s jewelry fame), and Joel Schumacher (the later film director, screenwriter and producer, played in Halston by Rory Culkin) who got his start in interior design and fashion design. Schumacher met Halston during the fashion designer’s Bergdorf hat days.