11:00am PT by Rick Porter
'Supermodels' Doc Series Lands at Apple
Apple has ordered a docuseries that will focus on four of the most famous women ever to walk a runway.
Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington are the subjects of The Supermodels, a four-part series from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Documentaries and Oscar winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA; American Dream). The series will feature interviews with all four models and look at how their collective disruption of the 1990s fashion scene continues to reverberate today.
"I have long been curious about the real story behind the 'original supermodels' — the four iconic women who not only defined the world of fashion in the 90s, they set the stage for how beauty became the access point for defining the culture," said Grazer in an Instagram post. "Ron and I feel honored to tell the never before told story of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista — and how they became cultural icons, activists for change and role models to millions around the globe. Thrilled to work with these 4 brilliant women and Oscar winning director Barbara Kopple to bring their story to the world."
The series will trace the four women's careers beginning in the 1980s, when they came together and collectively achieved a fame that transcended the fashion industry. It will also track their current efforts in activism, philanthropy and the business world and how they helped pave the way for future generations of models.
The Supermodels is part of an exclusive first-look deal Apple has with Imagine Documentaries for its TV+ streaming platform. Grazer and Howard executive produce with Campbell, Crawford, Evangelista, Turlington, Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes.