Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? and Ceiling

2007 | Fashion in Film Festival at MoMI

These films are powerful commentaries on 1960s fashion and cinematography; Ceiling (1962, 42 mins. Imported 35mm print . Vera Chytilová) is an introspective essay, while Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966, 102 mins., 35mm. William Klein) is an uncompromising parody. Like Antonioni’s Blow-Up, they take a critical approach to the worlds of fashion and media. Both Chytilová (a model in the early 1950s) and Klein (an on-and-off fashion photographer) were fashion-industry insiders, and thus ideally equipped to launch into a thorough investigation of the subject.