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HBO’s “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now”

Rarely can I say that a documentary, book, article, or TV show about modeling depicts an honest and balanced view of the profession. “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now,” which aired last night on HBO, does this and more. Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders leads us in a fascinating history lesson of modeling and fashion culture from the 1940s on, with modeling icons and editors sharing their poignant, funny and frank stories and refreshing insights on the industry, beauty, aging, plastic surgery, self-esteem… Their smart, thought-provoking quotes had me stopping and rewinding all the way through to make sure I caught every word. More stunning than these supermodels’ faces in their youth is their wisdom now.

About Face documentary

The Icons of “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now”


I got in on the conversation in a Q & A with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on HBO.com

Watch the “About Face” Trailer Here:

I have so much to write about this documentary, that I’ll be doing a series of posts. Stay tuned for more from: Paulina Porizkova, Carmen Dell ‘Orefice, Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Marisa Berenson, Christy Turlington, Carol Alt, Kim Alexis, Beverly Johnson, Bethann Hardison, Pat Cleveland, China Machado, Christy Brinkley, Lisa Taylor, Cheryl Tiegs, Karen Bjornson, Calvin Klein, and Jade Hobson.

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