I just saw ABOUT FACE, a documentary about the rise of the first super models. Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders interviewed all the greats: Isabella Rossellini, Christie Brinkley, Beverly Johnson, Paulina Porizkova, Jerry Hall, China Machado, Christy Turlington, Cheryl Tiegs, and my favorite Carmen Dell’Orefice (pictured left). The film touched on weight, drugs, how they were discovered, women of color break-throughs and ageing. They all had wonderful stories and when it was over I was delighted and surprised to see that the filmmaker brought out two the the models with him (Beverly Johnson and China Machado) to answer questions and discuss the film. I walked away wanting with a greater appreation of the beauty of women of all colors and a secret wish to look exactly like Carmen Dell’Orefice when I am 70.
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