Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Everything We Know So Far About Apple TV+’s The Super Models

As Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington appear together on the cover of British Vogue’s September 2023 issue, here’s your cheat sheet to the legendary quartet’s hotly anticipated new documentary series. A new docuseries will track the incredible rise of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington in ’80s and ’90s New York.

What will The Super Models be about?

The upcoming four-part Apple TV+ extravaganza will focus on the iconic quartet’s formidable careers and their collective disruption of the fashion world, as they transformed the industry’s views on what a model ought to be. Instead of perfectly-formed blank canvases, they became bonafide celebrities. “The Super Models travels back to the 1980s, when four women from different corners of the world united in New York,” the streaming platform explained in a statement. “Already forces in their own right, the gravitas they achieved by coming together transcended the industry itself. Their prestige was so extraordinary that it enabled the four to supersede the brands they showcased, making the names Naomi, Cindy, Linda and Christy as prominent as the designers who styled them. Today, the four supermodels remain on the frontlines of culture through activism, philanthropy and business prowess. As the fashion industry continues to redefine itself – and women’s roles within it – this is the ultimate story of power and how four women came together to claim it, paving the way for those to follow.”

In her March 2022 British Vogue cover interview, Campbell opened up about the series and that pivotal period of her life. “It’s about our life and times together: our friendship, careers, our womanhood, our motherhood,” she said of the documentary. “It was an incredible time, but we worked hard. And no matter how many outfit changes, how many shows, we never said we were tired. We all loved it and we kept each other’s energy up. We did eight shows a day and then we would go and celebrate with the designers in the evening. I wonder sometimes if models now could have kept up with us.” Asked if it was more fun to walk down a runway back then compared to now, she replied, “Of course! Because you’re with your girls. It’s great to be with these young ’uns at my age, but I have to say, at one of the shows I was like, ‘Come on, girls! Pick up your feet! Why are you walking so slow?’ I definitely feel like my time was more joyful. We smiled. We got to show off our personalities.”

Who will be featured in The Super Models?

The best thing about the series is that it’s set to feature exclusive new interviews with Campbell, Crawford, Evangelista and Turlington, as they reflect on their ’90s reign. There’s no word yet on who else has weighed in on their seismic impact on the industry, but we expect that countless designers – from established names who collaborated with them during those formative decades to rising stars who were strongly influenced by their unapologetic glamour and joie de vivre – will make appearances.

Who is behind the camera for The Super Models?

Larissa Bills and the Academy Award-winning documentarian behind Music by Prudence and Life, Animated, Roger Ross Williams, are taking the helm for the project. Among the executive producers is another double Oscar winner – the inimitable Ron Howard – but also Campbell, Crawford, Evangelista and Turlington, who will get a say in how their story is told. “As models, we don’t have any rights to our image, so it feels good to be partners on our legacy – and in our own words,” Campbell shared with British Vogue.

Is there a trailer for The Super Models?

On 10 July 2023, Apple TV+ released the first official teaser for the series. It simply shows the quartet sitting down to be interviewed and, brief though it is, is enough to give you goosebumps.

When will The Super Models be released?

The series will land on Apple TV+ on 20 September.

Monday, August 28, 2023


ASVOFF (A Shaded View on Fashion Film) is the world’s first film festival dedicated to fashion, style and beauty. Since its launch in 2008, ASVOFF has gained critical acclaim for encouraging both emerging and established artists to reconsider the way that fashion is presented and for challenging the conventional parameters of film.

ASVOFF tours the globe with screenings at prestigious institutions and events like the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim, the Barbican, Art Basel Miami, CaixaForum Barcelona, the Franz Mayer Museum and the Cannes Film Festival in a host of creative capitals such as New York, London, Tokyo, Milan, Moscow and Mexico City.

´For ASVOFF 15, we have curated content for nine thought-provoking themes, including Responsible Actions, Unleashing the Power of AI in Fashion Films, Black Spectrum, Digital Fashion, Arab Ethos, Exploring Chinese Fashion Film, Artistic Research & The Future of Fashion Film, The Queer Archive, and our inaugural children's theme, Climate Warriors. These themes represent a broad spectrum of perspectives that push the boundaries of fashion film narratives, while inspiring discussions about related topics.´ - Diane Pernet

ASVOFF is not only a competition of short fashion, style and beauty films but also a travelling international event showcasing feature films, documentaries, conferences, performances and installations – making it a must-see on both the fashion calendar and the film circuit for its genre-bending and groundbreaking program, on

Official Selection

Films In Competition / Student Films / Documentaries / Feature Films / Performances.


Themed Curations

Responsible Actions / Unleashing The Power Of AI In Fashion And Film / Exploring Chinese Fashion Film / Digital Fashion / Black Spectrum / The Queer Archive / Middle Eastern Film / Artistic Research / Climate Warriors (Films By Children).

´We kindly request your assistance in spreading the word about this remarkable opportunity within your network and among the children you support. By encouraging their participation, you will help us create an inclusive platform where young voices are heard and celebrated.´ - Diane Pernet

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize, Best Art Direction, Best Acting, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Script, Best Styling, Best Beauty, Best Branded Content, Best Documentary, Best Student Film and People's Choice.


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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Helena Christensen Makes A Surprise Runway Appearance At Copenhagen Fashion Week

Helena Christensen is more likely to be found cold water swimming than on the runway these days. But at Copenhagen Fashion Week, the Danish supermodel made a surprise appearance on the catwalk during Stine Goya’s spring/summer 2024 show.

Wearing her hair slicked back off her face, the 54-year-old closed proceedings in a baby-blue one-shoulder dress, paired with a matching non-shoe. Given that Christensen was born and raised in Copenhagen, it was a fitting end to the show entitled “Homecoming”, which was held on the cobbled residential street where former model Goya lives.

Although Christensen is now primarily based in the US, growing up in Scandinavia has clearly had a huge influence on the model, from her love of nature to her down-to-earth approach to life. “Coming from Denmark, [you are encouraged to] look at all the little things that are important and beautiful, that make you happy,” she previously told Vogue. “It’s not about the big things.”

Christensen isn’t the only famous face to have stormed the catwalk at Copenhagen Fashion Week, with Alana Hadid and Erin Wasson also making an appearance. As we head into fashion month, let’s hope we see more ’90s supers on the catwalk in the weeks to come.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Daria Werbowy Returns As The Face of Sabato De Sarno’s First Gucci Campaign

In fashion, the only thing folks love more than a debut is a comeback. The spring/summer 2024 season’s most anticipated premiere is undoubtedly that of Sabato de Sarno at Gucci, who will be unveiling his first collection for the house on Friday, September 22 in Milan. This weekend, by way of an Instagram post on his personal account, he teased his highly-awaited show with a face from the past.

“Whatever happened to Daria?” Is a question you’ll often hear amongst fashionphiles about the beloved model Daria Werbowy, who exploded into the scene in the aughts and retired just as swiftly in 2016. Now, de Sarno revealed Werbowy as the face of his first campaign as creative director of Gucci in an image photographed in Los Angeles by David Sims and styled by Alastair McKimm, marking Werbowy’s return to modelling after seven years away.

Fans will remember that Werbowy was also known as Phoebe Philo’s muse (and doppelgänger), and rumours of the model’s impending return have been pegged to Philo’s own for months. The designer announced the launch of her eponymous line in 2021, and opened her website for registration last month as anticipation for her first collection, to be released this September, continues to rise. But before her Philo years, Werbowy dominated the runways and fronted several campaigns and magazine covers, her face becoming paradigmatic of an era in fashion.

The Canadian-Ukrainian model, as de Sarno writes in his Instagram post, debuted in 2003 (for the autumn/winter 2003 season). That was De Sarno’s first season in the business, too, as he began his career at Prada as an assistant. “Daria, we started together in this business in 2003, and here you are with me at the beginning of this new adventure,” he wrote. True Werbowy believers will also remember that her first major campaign was Prada’s for the autumn/winter 2003 season, photographed by Steven Meisel. Another thing fashion fanatics love? A decades-sprawling designer-model love story.

“Daria, we started together in this business in 2003, and here you are with me at the beginning of this new adventure,” wrote de Sarno on Instagram. Here, both pictured in 2003. Courtesy of Sabato de Sarno / Gucci

While the photo itself is labelled as “High Jewellery” and offers little about de Sarno’s upcoming collection – literally, Werbowy is pictured poolside in nothing other than a black bikini bottom and a sculptural golden earring – the vibe it sets is promising. Between Sims’s glossy and recognisably modern photographic style, Daria Werbowy’s face, and the bare sensuality of the product pictured, it’s a whiplash-inducing flashback to the aughts. Will de Sarno usher us out of this Y2K redux era and straight into a reimagination of the aughts? Tune back in September to find out.