“In the 1980s, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington became fashion icons — and then transcended their history by coming together,” Apple TV+ sums up in the preview of the documentary “Supermodels,” which premieres Wednesday.
The four-episode series “is the story of how[models]reclaimed their power and shaped the world that followed,” sums up the streaming platform. Formed in the 1980s, the quartet inspired major fashion transformations in the final decades of the 20th century, and it is the hero’s journey that the plot focuses on. Who they are, where they live, and what they do are some of the questions that served as the basis for the project.
It all begins with accounts of how they discovered and followed their lives through 2022, based on interviews, testimonies and a fascinating archive of photographs, through which directors Larissa Belz and Roger Ross Williams (winner of two Oscars for Best Documentary Feature) and producer Ron Howard break down the characteristics that made Christie and Naomi And Cindy and Linda are special.
At each show, they shined as much or more than the designers or brands. They achieved fame and fortune, and did not escape serious personal problems, as mentioned in the series, which deals not only with the beautiful side of their professional lives. And in the midst of this magic there was addiction, domestic violence, and even prejudice and discrimination.
“Infuriatingly humble analyst. Bacon maven. Proud food specialist. Certified reader. Avid writer. Zombie advocate. Incurable problem solver.”