Bill Cunningham (1929-2016) was an American fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid street photography. Cunningham is the subject of the 2010 documentary film, Bill Cunningham New York.
Patti D’Arbanville is an American actress and former model. Her early career included roles in Andy Warhol’s Flesh (1968) and L’Amour (1973), and as the title character in David Hamilton’s movie Bilitis (1977). D’Arbanville has appeared in numerous film and television productions including Woody Allen’s Celebrity (1998), Nip/Tuck, The Sopranos, Law & Order, Charlie’s Angels and Miami Vice.
Jane Forth was a teenage supermodel sensation, Warhol Superstar, Factory regular, and the ultimate 1970s, designer-clad, downtown New York, It Girl. Working as a receptionist at the infamous Factory, she appeared in Warhol’s Trash (1970) Women in Revolt (1971) and L’Amour (1973). An inspiration to fashion’s editorial elite, she appeared in a 1970 issue of Life magazine as the “new now face.”
Jerry Hall is a former fashion model and actress. In 1973, after flying to Paris with a plane ticket paid for with compensation money from a car accident, this ambitious beauty from Mesquite, Texas was quickly discovered by Antonio Lopez. During this time, Hall shared an apartment with Grace Jones. She married media magnate Rupert Murdoch in London on March 4, 2016.
Charles James (1906-1978) was a British-born fashion designer known as “America’s First Couturier.” He is widely considered to have been a master of cutting and is known for his highly structured aesthetic. Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos enjoyed a notable friendship and collaboration with James during the designer’s last years living at the storied Hotel Chelsea in New York.
Grace Jones is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, lyricist, supermodel, record producer, and actress. In 1970, she moved to Paris where she met Antonio and Juan and for a brief time was Jerry Hall’s roommate. Among the most startling of Antonio’s Girl’s, Jones was enthusiastically received by the Parisian fashion scene with her unusual, androgynous, bold, dark-skinned appearance. Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, Azzedine Alaïa and Kenzo Takada hired her for runway modeling, and she appeared on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin among others.
Donna Jordan ranks among the most influential models of all time. Among Antonio’s muses, she also modeled for legendary photographers Helmut Newton, Chris Von Wangenheim and Guy Bourdin, among numerous others, Along with Jane Forth, Patti D’Arbanville and Corey Tippin, Jordan appeared in Andy Warhol’s L’Amour (1973).
Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own fashion label. Lagerfeld appeared in Andy Warhol’s 1973 film, L’Amour.