Fashion | HBO Documentary About Face: Supermodels Then and Now looks at aging through the eyes of iconic beauties [video]

The diversity in fashion discussion is the Little Engine That Could of the fashion industry. A small but dedicated group of individuals keeps the discussion going despite mainstream media’s attempts to ignore it, downplay it or sweep it under the carpet.

The latest installment in the discussion is About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, which “[e]xplores the lives of some of the fashion worlds most legendary models, highlighting the complex relationship between physical appearance and the business of beauty.” The documentary, which was directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, is an intimate look into the lives of iconic beauties as well as a discussion of aging gracefully and beautifully after a life in the spotlight. The films roster is absolutely stacked with appearances from Marisa Berenson, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Carmen Delle’Orefice, Jerry Hall, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, China Machado, Paulina Porizkova and Isabella Rossellini just to name a few.

View the trailer below as well as a clip with China Machado talking about what the fashion industry was like in the early 1950s.

I really hope this film has a screening in Toronto. I would love to see and hear what these ladies have to say about growing old gracefully (or not so gracefully) after a life of modelling.

-Septembre

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About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist and blogger. Her work has appeared in FASHION Magazine, Slice.ca, Sway Magazine, Filler Magazine and Huffington Post Canada.
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2 Responses to Fashion | HBO Documentary About Face: Supermodels Then and Now looks at aging through the eyes of iconic beauties [video]

  1. HWest says:

    Catching up on your blog and I’m delighted to see a documentary here that I’m rather intrigued to see. Thanks for the heads up.

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