Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

Documentary Films | 2017 | 90 minutes

SIFF Says:

Exploring the energy and intrigue of the seventies through the narratives of industry legends, ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO paints a portrait of a man whose lust for life was transcendent. As a fashion illustrator, his renderings of reality inspired a space where beauty and expression reigned supreme. Director James Crump’s documentary outlines Lopez’s massive influence that remains palpable decades after his passing in 1987. Shattering boundaries of sexuality, fashion, diversity, and culture across the world, Lopez represents the pinnacle of twentieth century liberation. Set to a soundtrack of disco hits and incorporating archival footage and iconic images, Crump beautifully depicts a counter-culture posse of designers and their it-girls that ran the streets of New York City and Paris. With decadence, glamour, and lack of inhibition illustrated as the recipe for trendsetting, audiences will be transported to St. Tropez swimming with Karl Lagerfeld, Max’s Kansas City dancing with Andy Warhol, and Lopez’s Carnegie Hall studio being painted beside the likes of Jerry Hall and Grace Jones. Like stepping into a time machine, Crump’s feature is a love letter to the incomparable nature of the late sixties and seventies and the man whose life’s work defined it.

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Film Credits
James Crump
Jessica Lange, Bill Cunningham, Jerry Hall, Grace Coddington
SIFF 2018