'The Super Models' Won't Let You Down, So Please Don't Give Them Up
'Cause they would really really love to stick around. Also: Balmain theft and Costner's settlement.
We’ve been waiting for The Super Models to premiere ever since Vogue’s September Issue reunited the greats — Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford — for a nostalgic cover. The multi-part documentary finally dropped on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, and I am delighted to report that it’s far more enjoyable to behold than the abomination Conde Nast committed against their names on that cover.
The icons, shown here lip-synching to “Freedom ‘90” while walking Versace’s runway, look gorgeous across all four hours of the documentary — whether it’s in archival photos, interviews, or casual footage of them in very light makeup or, in Evangelista’s case at times, without any at all. As with any documentary, it’s helpful to know going in what the point of view is, and The Super Models is resolute in its directive: They are the heroes, and this is their show. Literally, in that they’re all listed as producers and are the ones providing the comprehensive access, but al…