William Klein is best known as a fashion photographer, but he has also made the satirical semi-documentary film Who Are You, Polly Maggoo, which is a must-see for fashion lovers! We follow super model Polly Maggoo played by Dorothy McGowan, who has graced the cover of several fashion magazines in the 1960s and is one of Klein’s favourites.
Particularly inspiring is one of the fashion shows in the film where every dress is made out of large metal plates, designed by William Klein himself and his wife. This fashion show scene simply stands out as one of the most extravagant fashion moments in film history.
The screening is followed by a live talk show with fashion researcher Maria Mackinney-Valentin, fashion photographer and creative director of fashion magazine Cover Rasmus Skousen, model and film enthusiast Emma Leth and film director Mads Matthiesen addressing the importance of fashion in film and how models influence fashion.
Director: William Klein
Producer: Club des Produceteurs
Runtime: 102 minutes
Original Title: Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?