DVD Release: Antonio Lopez: 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

DVD Release Date: Feb. 12, 2019
Price: DVD $16.59
Studio: Film Movement

From filmmaker James Crump comes Antonio Lopez: 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco, a time capsule of sorts of the decadent world of ’70s haute couture as illustrated through the eyes of 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. Antonio’s discoveries of the era were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange and Jerry Hall, while his inner circle was comprised of celebrated photographer Bill Cunningham and rival designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent.

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 (including Lange, Warhol superstars Donna Jordan and Patti D’Arbanville, photographer Bill Cunningham in his very last interview, and fashion world luminaries Grace Coddington and Michael Chow), Crump’s documentary takes audiences back to the swinging seventies when fashion designers and their entourages gained the prominence of rock stars.

The DVD includes the following bonus features:


  • 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.
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.