— Film Journal International
“A chatty-and chic-1970s time capsule”
— The New York Times
THIS FEBRUARY, FILM MOVEMENT BRINGS AN EXHILARATING, OFTEN OUTRAGEOUS, CHAPTER OF
FASHION HISTORY TO RICH LIFE WITH AN ELECTRIFYING DOCUMENTARY ODE TO THE 70s‘ MOST
INFLUENTIAL FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO
Street Date: February 12, 2019
DVD SRP: $24.95
The Acclaimed and Star-studded Doc, Arriving on DVD & Digital, Features
Bonus Programming Including Rare Archival Footage, Excerpts from
Bill Cunnigham’s Final Filmed Interview and a Bonus Short Film
ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO from filmmaker James Crump (Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art, Black White + Gray), is a vibrant time capsule of the decadent world of ’70s haute couture as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez, the dominant fashion illustrator of the era 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 postwar 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.
Through archival footage and stills of studio life in Carnegie Hall, infamous venues such as Max’s Kansas City and Hotel Chelsea and original interviews with principal characters from the time, Crump takes audiences back to the swinging seventies when fashion designers and their entourages gained the prominence of rock stars. ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO, features interviews with Lange, Pat Cleveland, Warhol superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth and Patti D’Arbanville, as well as revered fashion photographer Bill Cunningham in his very last interview, and fashion world luminaries including Grace Coddington, Joan Juliet Buck, Michael Chow, Bob Colacello, Corey Tippin, and Paul Caranicas, among others. The film which Interview Magazine called “dazzling,” perfectly captures Lopez and his entourage, blithely on a quest for beauty and pleasure before the decade, saturated by drug use, addiction and sexual promiscuity came to a crashing halt.
- Rare archival Footage
- Bill Cunningham Interview Excerpts
- Bonus Short Film — You Can’t Do Everything at Once, But You Can Leave Everything at Once (Directed by Marie-Elsa Sgualdo | Switzerland | 15 minutes) — A mesmerizing and fantastic tale of a young woman’s life constructed from a variety of archival footage.
Type: DVD & Digital
Running Time: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Widescreen
Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound / 2.0 Stereo