THE GIRL FROM 7th AVENUE: PAT CLEVELAND & THE RUNWAY REVOLUTION
Antonio’s Closet Productions is thrilled to announce the international premiere of its latest animated short film, “The Girl From 7th Avenue: Pat Cleveland and the Runway Revolution”. This piece will debut at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival on July 30th, 2022, in La Jolla CA.
Pat Cleveland partied with Andy Warhol, lived with Karl Lagerfeld, inspired Salvador Dalí, refused Muhammed Ali’s proposal, and took on the fashion industry for not representing black models on the cover of magazines and on the runway in the early 70s.
Pat tells her story, in her own words, in this illustrated documentary. With more than 2,000 hand-painted watercolors by Antonio Contreras, songs performed by Pat Cleveland, and music by One A aka Gehno Aviance and Maurice Lynch, this story blends multiple disciplines to deliver an engaging historical account in the star’s own words.
EXUBÉRANCE – The untold true story of fashion’s first gender-fluid model Tanel Bedrossiantz
Best Documentary and Best Sound Design (Antonio Contreras Aviance & Gehno Aviance) at the 2021 International Fashion Film Awards.
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF
La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, 2021 (La Jolla, CA)
Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View of Fashion Film Festival, 2021 (Paris, France)
Mercedes-Benz Bokeh S.A. Fashion Film Festival, 2022 (Bokeh, South Africa)
WHO WE ARE
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - FOUNDER
Antonio is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the performing arts industry. Skilled in Acting, Art Direction, Fashion Styling, Art History, and Martial Arts. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Arts – BA focused in Art/Art Studies, General from Universidad La Salle, A.C.
GEHNO AVIANCE (ONE A)
Part of the House of Aviance, Gehno has a background in music, graphic design, art and dance. In his earlier encarnations he was an art gallery owner, dancer, social media manager and casting agent. He has a passion for story-telling through color, sound, something which comes through in his work.