Updated: Aug 21, 2019
Parodying fashion of the era, notably the expressive “out there” realm of haute couture in the 1960s, William Klein’s “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?” (Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?) captures an Op Art world, centred around a fashion model and a visionary magazine editor of the Diana Vreeland kind.
If this clip whets your appetite for stylish monochrome cinematography, then get down to your nearest Arthouse cinema and indulge to your heart’s content. After all, in the words of Ms Vreeland; “There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.”