Last night we went to the NYC premiere of About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, which you can catch on July 30 at 9pm on HBO. Besides everything we le
Last night I got to attend what turned out to be one of my favorite fashion events ever: The NYC premiere of the HBO documentary About Face: Supermodels Then and Now. After seeing a few trailers (here and here), I couldn't wait to see the film. (You can catch the broadcast premiere Monday July 30 at 9pm on HBO.) Photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders told us he got the idea for the movie after he attended a cocktail party with a group of models from the 70s and 80s. After doing a shoot with them, he realized that there was a story there, so contacted others (going back to the 50s and 60s) to see if they would work with him--and no one had any hesitations. Models like Isabella Rossellini, Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, Carmen dell'Orefice and many more ended up in the final product. Some of these modeling legends, like China Machado, Carol Alt, and Beverly Johnson, hit the red carpet at the Paley Center for Media last night to share their memories as well as opine about the modeling industry now.
Modeling has always been a profession that elicits curiosity and courts controversy. A new documentary, called About Face, is going to give us a glimpse into the experiences of a group of supermodels from the 70s and 80s, and it sure doesn't sound like it's going to be pretty. The film, which premieres at Sundance in January, will be available to the masses on HBO in the summer, WWD is reporting. The movie is definitely not a shiny, happy portrayal of modeling. Vanity Fair photog Timothy Greeenfield-Sanders shot the film to take a look at the "models as survivors, blessed with beauty, yet condemned by society's less-than-tolerant view of aging and its relentless celebration of youth."