Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

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    Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

    Directed by

    USA

    2017

    95 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Antonio Lopez was the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s New York and Paris. He was known for discovering talents such as Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones and Jerry Hall. Filmmaker James Crump takes us back to the swinging seventies when fashion designers and their entourages gained the prominence of rock stars. He explores the intimate relationship between Antonio and Karl Lagerfeld, while unpacking Lagerfeld’s deep-seated rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent. Interviews with Grace Coddington, Jessica Lange, Bill Cunningham and many others bring this crucial chapter of fashion history to vivid life.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Joan Juliet Buck
    Paul Caranicas
    Michael Chow
    Tina Chow
    Pat Cleveland
    Grace Coddington
    Bob Colacello
    Bill Cunningham
    Patti D’Arbanville
    Jane Forth
    Jerry Hall
    Charles James
    Grace Jones
    Donna Jordan
    Karl Lagerfeld
    Jessica Lange
    Antonio Lopez
    Juan Ramos
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Corey Tippin
    Cinematography
    Robert O'Haire
    Editing
    Nick Tamburri
    Music
    Don Summer
    Marvin Gaye
    Isaac Hayes
    Chic
    Evelyn
    Production
    SUMMITRIDGE PICTURES
    Sales
    FILM MOVEMENT

    Press

    So, too, filmmaker James Crump vividly renders not only the biography of the groundbreaking artist, photographer and videographer and his onetime lover and ever-present collaborator Juan Ramos but also the look and feel of a a bittersweet and all-too-brief era that would shape so much of the future of fashion.

    Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter

    Crump spent more than 18 months crafting the film, which is alive with art, music and the recollections of players from that world, including Jessica Lange, Vogue creative director Grace Coddington and the late New York Times society photographer Bill Cunningham.

    Christine Champagne, Variety

    The subject of a new documentary, Sex, Fashion and Disco, Lopez was best friends with Karl Lagerfeld, advocated diversity long before woke-ness was in fashion – and had dance moves that can only be described as legendary

    Lauren Cochrane, The Guardian

    Wildly hilarious.

    Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter

    James Crump

    James Crump

    USA

    James Crump made his directorial debut at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival with BLACK WHITE + GRAY, featuring the influential and legendary curator and collector Sam Wagstaff and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. In 2013, BLACK WHITE + GRAY was named among Blouin ArtInfo’s 20 Must-Watch Artist Documentaries. The New York Times called it “a potent exercise in art-world mythography.” Crump’s next film, TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival and in Europe at Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy. The film includes rare footage and interviews which unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of storied artists Robert Smithson (Spiral Jetty), Walter De Maria (The Lightning Field) and Michael Heizer (Double Negative); a headstrong troika that established the genre. The Wall Street Journal said “Troublemakers takes its place among the great art documentaries of the past half-century.”