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EWAN McGregor is swapping the big screen for the small one as he takes on the role of a flamboyant fashion designer Roy Halston.

But many viewers may wonder if Netflix's new limited series Halston is based on a true story.

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3Ewan McGregor plays fashion designer Halston in the new Netflix series Is Netflix's Halston a true story?

Halston IS based a real life events, and is in fact about the late fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known simply as Halston.

He was the most celebrated US designer throughout the 60s and 80s with celebrity pals including Liza Minelli and Liz Taylor.

But Halston’s glittering fashion career ended in tragedy after his extravagant spending and cocaine addiction saw him lose his business in the years before he died of Aids, in 1990.

Halston became the darling of American fashion after designing the pillbox hat first lady Jackie Kennedy wore at John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration.

3Halston, pictured with Liza Minelli, was an iconic figure in the 1970sCredit: Getty

A regular at legendary New Yor club Studio 54 - where guests had sex on mattresses in the basement - Halston was also responsible for putting Bianca Jagger on a white horse to ride into the club.

He was known for his extravagance, spending £110,000 a year on orchids, and doling out cocaine to dinner party guests as “dessert”.

But he lost the right to design under his own name in 1984 and had just two loyal clients when he died at the age of 57.

3Elizabeth Taylor was a close friend and client of HalstonCredit: Getty What is Halston about?

The rise and fall of the flamboyant designer is the subject of Netflix drama, Halston, with Ewan McGregor in the lead role.

The series follows him as he launches his fashion empire that’s synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame.

Halston goes onto define the era he lives in, 1970’s and ‘80’s New York, that is until a hostile takeover forces him to battle for control of his most precious asset - the name Halston itself

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You can stream it NOW on Netflix.

There are five episodes for you to watch all at once.

The series is executive produced by superstar producer Ryan Murphy.

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