In conjunction with the Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion exhibition now on view, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a special screening of Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?, a 1966 film by William Klein. The story follows a young Brooklyn-born fashion model in Paris who becomes the subject in an episode of a documentary television show called “Qui êtes-vous?”. Functioning as a satire on the fashion industry as a whole, the film follows Klein’s clever photographic aesthetic. Friday evening’s event features a pre-screening discussion with Harold Koda, Kohle Yohannan, and Dorothy McGowan.
Aperture in close collaboration with Contrasto are please to present a revised edition of William Klein’s, Rome first published in 1959, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of it’s release this October. This beautifully produced edition includes Klien’s never before-before-seen fashion pictures made in Rome, along with new updated text by the photographer. Now redesigned to encompass two volumes in a special slipcase, this new edition offers audiences another chance to celbrate this groundbreaking work.
Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?
Friday, July 17, 2009, 5:30 pm
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York