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Ewan McGregor prowls around in Manhattan for models in a black leather trench coat in the Netflix Halston series

He plays America’s first famous fashion designer in the new Simply Halston series.

And Ewan McGregor watched every inch of the brooding artist as he walked around downtown New York in a black leather raincoat while filming the drama on Thursday.

The actor, 48, cut an intense figure like the famous fashion designer, who wore black from head to toe.

Intense: Ewan McGregor, 48, watched every inch of the sore artist while walking around in New York in a black leather raincoat while filming for Halston on Thursday

Intense: Ewan McGregor, 48, watched every inch of the sore artist while walking around in New York in a black leather raincoat while filming for Halston on Thursday

Ewan got into character in a pair of smart black pants and a black sweater worn over a black shirt with an oversized collar with wing tip.

Father of four Ewan looked suitably stylish in the role, completing the look with black dress shoes while his feathered brown hair brushed his shoulders in soft curls.

Ewan took a pensive attitude while smoking a cigarette during the scene in which his character Halston hunted frantically for modela to show off his designs.

Hippy Chicks: Halston (played by Ewan) takes along the eastern print kaftans and Mary Quant dresses from the 1970s as he selects girls to model his new collection

Hippy Chicks: Halston (played by Ewan) takes along the eastern print kaftans and Mary Quant dresses from the 1970s as he selects girls to model his new collection

Hippy Chicks: Halston (played by Ewan) takes along the eastern print kaftans and Mary Quant dresses from the 1970s as he selects girls to model his new collection

Flower Power: in his role as a pioneering fashionista, Ewan examines passers-by who are all decked out in the style of the 1970s decade

Flower Power: in his role as a groundbreaking fashionista, Ewan examines passers-by who are all dressed in the style of the 1970s decade

Hippy Chicks: Halston (played by Ewan) takes along the eastern print kaftans and Mary Quant dresses from the 1970s as he selects girls to model his new collection

In his role as a groundbreaking fashionista, Ewan investigated passers-by who were all dressed in the style of the 1970s decade.

Halston takes the eastern print kaftans and Mary Quant dresses to select girls to model his new collection.

The Netflix series is based on Steven Gaines’ book, Simply Halston: The Untold Story, published in 1993.

Black magic: the Trainspotting star cinched at his waist with a black leather belt, a graceful silver buckle the only dot of color on the striking black ensemble

Black magic: the Trainspotting star cinched at his waist with a black leather belt, a graceful silver buckle the only dot of color on the striking black ensemble

Black magic: the Trainspotting star cinched at his waist with a black leather belt, a graceful silver buckle the only dot of color on the striking black ensemble

Gaines said about the wild sex life of the designer: ‘Waste was honored. The more trashy you could be, the more you could get, the more drugs you could take. “

The author further explained how Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell dealt out quudes during the wild parties of Halston in his lush New York path, and how the designer would host man-on-man orgies alongside his on-again-off-again partner Victor Hugo.

People watch: Ewan took a pensive attitude as he puffed a cigarette during the scene in which his character Halston frantically hunts model to show his designs

People watch: Ewan took a pensive attitude as he puffed a cigarette during the scene in which his character Halston frantically hunts model to show his designs

People watch: Ewan took a pensive attitude as he puffed a cigarette during the scene in which his character Halston frantically hunts model to show his designs

Halston’s excess life, however, quickly took its toll because he tested positive for AIDS in 1988 and died tragically in 1990 in San Francisco

Ewan will portray the eponymous star of the show, while Rory Culkin, 30, will film filmmaker Joel Schumacher in the series.

The film follows Halston at various stages of his life, from aspiring designer to fashion icon who attended A List events with Liza Minnelli.

The riotous biography has been adapted for television by scriptwriter Ryan Murphy, whose previous works include Glee and American Horror Story.

Brave: Ewan looked suitably stylish in the role, completed the look with black dress shoes, while his feathered brown hair brushed his shoulders in soft curls

Brave: Ewan looked suitably stylish in the role, completed the look with black dress shoes, while his feathered brown hair brushed his shoulders in soft curls

People watch: Ewan took a pensive attitude as he puffed a cigarette during the scene in which his character Halston frantically hunts model to show his designs

Ryan went to Instagram earlier this week to share a first teaser of the upcoming program, which began production on Tuesday.

In the video, Ewan changed into different stages of his life in Halston and wore several hairstyles.

His character was surrounded by different models, muses and mannequins who all formed his designs.

In addition to the video, Ryan wrote: “After a long twenty years of spinning and spinning, the limited HALSTON series began with the fantastic Ewan McGregor production in the lead role today.

‘I am so proud of our director and leader Dan Minahan and Christine Vachon from Killer Films. I am very happy to produce this amazing and meaningful show with them and Alexis Martin Woodall and Pamela Koffler.

Fashionable: the film follows Halston at various stages of his life, and given his gaze on the set, Ewan photographed scenes in 1971 (Halston was photographed that year)

Fashionable: the film follows Halston at various stages of his life, and given his gaze on the set, Ewan photographed scenes in 1971 (Halston was photographed that year)

Strutting his stuff: Halston was photographed in 1971 in an outfit that seemed to be the inspiration for Ewan's set

Strutting his stuff: Halston was photographed in 1971 in an outfit that seemed to be the inspiration for Ewan's set

Fashionable: the film follows Halston at various stages of his life, and given his gaze on the set, Ewan photographed scenes in 1971 (Halston was photographed that year)

‘Cast list below. Ewan McGregor as HALSTON Rory Culkin as JOEL SHUMACHER Rebecca Dayan as ELSA PERETTI David Pittu as JOE EULA Krysta Rodriguez as LIZA MINNELLI Sullivan Jones as ED AUSTIN Gian Franco Rodriguez as VICTOR HUGO. ”

Halston, real name Roy Halston Frowick, enjoyed a huge turnout in the 70s when he became the favorite designer and confidant of some of the most famous women in Hollywood.

The designer began his career in Chicago and designed the hat of the pillbox that Jackie Kennedy wore during her husband’s inauguration in 1960.

In 1966 the designer moved to New York and made his first clothing line, making him one of the most influential fashion designers in the country.

In character: Ewan will depict the star of the show of the same name, while Rory Culkin, 30, will film filmmaker Joel Schumacher in the Netflix series

In character: Ewan will depict the star of the show of the same name, while Rory Culkin, 30, will film filmmaker Joel Schumacher in the Netflix series

In character: Ewan will depict the star of the show of the same name, while Rory Culkin, 30, will film filmmaker Joel Schumacher in the Netflix series

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