Featuring Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall, Karl Lagerfeld, Bill Cunningham, Yves Saint Laurent and many more. An intimate portrait of Antonio Lopez, the most influential fashion illustrator of the 1970s and his colourful and sometimes outrageous milieu.
Filmmakers: James Crump
Runtime: 90 mins
Grand Jury Prize (Metropolitan Category) - DOC NYC 2017
Sex Fashion & Disco is an intimate portrait of Antonio Lopez, the most influential fashion illustrator of the 1970s. Featuring interviews from Grace Coddington, Jessica Lange, Bill Cunningham and many more, we follow Antonio's rise to fame at a time when fashion designers and their entourages became the rock stars. Antonio was known for discovering new talent, among them Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, Donna Jordan and Jane Forth. The film explores the intimate relationship between Antonio and Karl Lagerfeld, while unpacking Lagerfeld’s deep-seated rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent.
"A dizzying dip into the cult of celebrity" ★★★★ - Time Out
"Thrilling" - Refinery29
"Wildly hilarious" - The Hollywood Reporter
"One of 70s fashion’s most fearless talents" - Dazed
"Lopez lived his life at breakneck speed, putting glamour, decadence, creativity and fun at the heart of everything" - The Guardian
"Raucous" - AnOther Mag
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. Crump’s latest film, TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival and in Europe at Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy.
London Film Festival 2017
DOC NYC 2017
BFI Flair 2018