This vibrant time capsule reveals the decadent world of ’70s haute couture and the dominant fashion illustrator of the era, Antonio Lopez, whose distinctive drawings graced the pages of Vogue and Elle. A Puerto Rican native raised in the Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour who brought urban street elements to a post-war fashion world desperate for change and diversity. Counted among Antonio’s discoveries were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange and Jerry Hall. Antonio’s inner circle was also comprised of celebrated photographer Bill Cunningham and rival designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. All these characters and more come together to create a vivid portrait of Antonio Lopez and the revolutionary fashion world he helped create.
Hailed as a “dizzying dip into the cult of celebrity” (Time Out), ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival before making its North American premiere at DOC NYC, where it won the Metropolis Grand Jury Prize.
“The Picasso of fashion is given his deserving due in this irresistibly seductive documentary, chronicling his inspirational — and very wild — life in the jungle of style… lovely, loving and very real… Lopez’s work remains as fresh, exciting and seriously influential as it was a staggering 40 years ago.” –David Noh, Film Journal International
DIRECTED BY JAMES CRUMP
UNITED STATES | 2017 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE