San Francisco Documentary Festival 2023

Bay Area Shorts: Legends + Q&A

Expired June 12, 2023 6:59 AM
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This illustrated film opens with fashion super hero Max Vogue on a mission to reshape fashion history through the story of super model Pat Cleveland's breakthrough career.

Max travels back in time to a Patrick Kelly exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco where he touches base with Pat Cleveland (designer Patrick Kelly's friend and champion). She takes him through a time warp and they land in Versailles in 1973 where a fundraiser organized by Eleanor Lambert to rescue the Palace pitted five french couturiers, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Cardin, and five american designers Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Bill Blass, Halston and Oscar de La Renta, in a fashion show. Cleveland led a groundbreaking group of models to victory for the Americans. Versailles changed the way fashion looked at Black models and American designers.

Through Pat Cleveland's life story and activism Max Vogue is able to open a new perspective of fashion history and it's future.

  • Runtime
    20 minutes
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  • Director
    Antonio Conteras