The careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington will be the focus of an upcoming docuseries for Apple TV+. The Supermodels will explore how these four disrupted the ’90s fashion scene.
The Supermodels remembers a unique time in fashion
The documentaries will start with Campbell, Crawford, Evangelista and Turlington meeting in New York in the 1980s. Working together, the four transcended the role of ordinary fashion model to become household names. In short, they were supermodels.
In a press release Tuesday, Apple called The Supermodels an “unparalleled event docuseries.”
Here’s how Apple TV+ describes the show:
The Supermodels travels back to the 1980s, when four women from different corners of the world united in New York. 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.
The Supermodels comes to Apple TV+ through a “first look” deal Apple inked with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries. The four supermodels themselves signed on to act as executive producers.
Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA and Shut Up and Sing) will direct and executive-produce. There’s no word yet on when this docuseries will become available.
Apple TV+ cranks out the documentaries
When released, The Supermodels will join other documentaries already on Apple TV+, including the Emmy-nominated Beastie Boys Story and Home. There’s also Boys State, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Award, and new nature docuseries Tiny World.