The four women who sparked the term “supermodel” in the 1980s — Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington — were a close-knit sisterhood and “the original influencers,” according to the new trailer Apple TV+ dropped Wednesday for the upcoming documentary series The Super Models.
The four-part series, which promises never-before-seen commentary from fashion and pop culture luminaries, walks the runway September 20.
The Super Models trailer focuses on friendship among ‘original influencers’
The trailer for The Super Models points out that the four models in question made an enormous impact on popular culture through their high-profile careers long before the internet arose and brought about the term “influencer.”
The four friends really hit the big time after they agreed to appear in a George Michael music video for the song “Freedom! 90.”
“All of a sudden, we were the physical representation of power,” Crawford said of the video’s influence. From then on, the women took control of their careers.
Here’s how Apple TV+ describes the series, including the long list of fashion-and-culture talking heads:
Each episode in the four-part docuseries spotlighting features never-before-seen commentary from some of the biggest names in fashion and culture, with contributors including Fabien Baron, Jeanne Beker, Emily Bierman, Tim Blanks, Martin Brading, Paul Cavaco, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Grace Coddington, Sante D’orazio, Charles DeCaro, Arthur Elgort, Edward Enninful, David Fincher, Tom Freston, John Galliano, Garren, Robin Givhan, Tonne Goodman, Michael Gross, Bethann Hardison, Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Rocco Laspata, Suzy Menkes, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Musto, François Nars, Todd Oldham, Hal Rubenstein, Anna Sui, Annie Veltri, Donatella Versace and Vivienne Westwood.
The Super Models 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.
Watch the trailer for Apple TV+ docuseries The Super Models:
Imagine Documentaries and One Story Up produced The Super Models for Apple TV+. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Barbara Kopple, Roger Ross Williams and Geoff Martz, along with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington-Burns, served as executive producers.
Watch this and other documentaries on Apple TV+
In addition to The Super Models, the growing slate of Apple TV+ documentary films includes this year’s most Emmy Award-nominated documentary feature, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, and the NAACP Image Award-winning film Sidney, about legendary actor Sidney Poitier. Just last week, Apple released Stephen Curry: Underrated, the remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, dynamic and unexpected players in the history of basketball.
Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.
After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,451 award nominations and counting,” the service said.