American documentary headlines April foreign film series
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco,” screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Chief Theater. A rare domestic documentary in the series, this American film by director James Crump is a time capsule of Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 as viewed through the eyes of the late Antonio Lopez, the dominant fashion illustrator of the time.
A native of Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx, Lopez was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour who, beginning in the 1960s, brought elements of the urban street to a postwar fashion world desperate for change and diversity. Counted among Lopez’s discoveries — muses of the period — were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange and Jerry Hall as well as Warhol superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth and Patti D’Arbanville.
Lopez’s inner circle comprised his romantic and creative partner Juan Ramos, makeup artist Corey Tippin, 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 Lopez and the revolutionary fashion world he helped create.
The film screens in English. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
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