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The Super Models: A Captivating Docuseries into the World of Iconic Beauty

Courtesy of Apple TV

“The Super Models” is an Apple TV+ docuseries that emerges as a compelling and groundbreaking exploration of the lives, careers, and influence of some of the most iconic figures in the fashion industry.  

Through captivating storytelling and well-curated frames, the series takes viewers on a mesmerizing journey through the world of supermodels, their rise to stardom, and their enduring impact on the fashion and entertainment industry. 

The series delves deep into the rise of fashion as a cultural phenomenon during the ’90s when names like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington became synonymous with beauty, success, and empowerment.  

These supermodels weren’t just faces of fashion; they were fashion. Together, these five names redefine the standard by blurring the lines between fashion and pop culture. 

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One of the greatest strengths of the series lies in its ability to bring these seemingly unattainable figures closer to the mass audience.  

Through in-depth interviews and intimate conversations with the supermodels themselves, viewers gain insight into the struggles and triumphs that shaped their extraordinary careers.  

These women, who were once revered as living mannequins, share their personal stories, highlighting the hard work, determination, and friendship that brought them to the forefront of the industry. 

“The Super Models” doesn’t just provide a nostalgic look back; it also emphasizes the enduring influence of these iconic models on contemporary fashion, beauty, and culture. 

The show also unpacks the ugly face of the fashion industry, where misogynism, sexism, and racism were just treated as common sense. Instead of suppressing the voices of women, these shared experiences strengthened their bond.  

Each episode explores how these women shattered boundaries and challenged societal norms, making significant strides in diversity and inclusivity within the fashion world.  

Roger Ross Williams and Larissa Bills showcase their exceptional talent as co-directors of the series. “The Super Models” boasts beautiful yet down-to-earth frames, with a keen eye for detail. The juxtaposition of archive footage with contemporary interviews and behind-the-scenes glimpses creates a seamless narrative that keeps audiences engaged. 

The storytelling in “The Super Models” is expertly crafted. It strikes a perfect balance between focusing on each supermodel’s individual journeys while highlighting their collective impact on the fashion industry. The pacing of the series ensures that the audience remains invested in each episode, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in these models’ extraordinary careers. 

“The Super Models” is a must-watch docuseries for anyone interested in fashion, culture, and the indomitable spirit of those who have broken barriers in their respective fields. 

Roger Ross Williams and Larissa Bills have crafted a compelling narrative that not only pays homage to the supermodels who defined an era but also provides valuable insights into the fashion industry. The series is not just a trip down memory lane but an empowering and inspiring testament to the enduring power of beauty, diversity, and strength in an ever-evolving world. 

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Quoc Huy Ngo
Quoc Huy Ngo, Arts & Leisure Editor
Hi! This academic years Arts & Leisure editor is Quoc Huy Ngo. Writing is one of his passions and he has been writing for more than one year. Besides writing, reading is also one of his biggest enjoyments (especially anything about art and the fashion industry). During his downtime, he loves to clean and decorate his space, spend time with friends, or just chill and enjoy tiny, beautiful things in life. Thank you for all of your support. 

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