The original supermodels fess up about their beauty
Ever wondered what happened to the original supermodels? Well thanks to a hot new beauty documentary, we might just find out. Our friends across the pond in the Big Apple or more specifically filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, has made a documentary movie entitled ‘About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now’ which gets the inside scoop on just how those beauties are looking now. And we’re talking the big dogs girls, like Jerry Hall, Isabella Rossellini and Lisa Taylor (who talks openly about her cocaine addiction). The models give away lots of juicy deets about the industry, the naughty things they got up to and how it’s changed for the new-comers of today’s modelling world. Sounds right up our street then!
Androgynous but uber-chic Ms. Rossellini acknowledged that ageing is a bummer. “My social status has diminished because I know I’m not invited to the A parties anymore,” she said. “My daughter is. As you grow older, you don’t count anymore.” Along with the other runway legends we get an inside view of their fascinating lives at the time when their careers were at a peak. Greenfield-Sanders was eager to explore “the power of beauty and fame, what that does to your ego, what it does to you when that fades.” Talking about the models themselves, he went on to say, “Even though you may feel that moment is gone, that you’ve been marginalized, you don’t want to give up,” he said. “You still want to be in the world, making a mark on the world.”
The documentary was actually shown at the Sundance Film Festival and isn’t the first from Mr. Greenfield-Sanders but his latest work will be relevant to several generations of women although most likely the older ones who can relate to whats Jerry Hall and co. are saying. Sheila Nevins, the film’s producer, thinks that older women in particular “may find something special in the fact that beauty continues on some level, through either artifice or confidence”. Ms. Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary Films, went on to say, “Beautiful women getting older, women who decay, that’s always intriguing,” -especially when their livelihoods rest on their looks! “They are their own instruments. What do you do when you’re a Stradivarius and you’re losing your strings?”
The gorgeously silver-haired Carmen Dell’Orefice, still striking poses at 81, makes an appearance in the documentary along with Karen Bjornson, a former star for Halston. Talking of her eye lift, Ms. Bjornson said, “It was money well spent, getting the product in shape again.” As you can imagine, the documentary was a roaring success over in the States with women everywhere tuning in to get the model goss. Now we’re just hoping it will air over here too so we can see the secrets ourselves. We’ll keep you posted girls and in the meantime, check out the trailor: