About Face: Supermodels Then And Now Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on the Business of Beauty

During this year's Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, I had the chance to speak with director/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders about About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, a documentary that captures much more than the one-dimensional portraits of iconic supermodels whose familiar visages have been splashed across magazines, billboards, and catalogs for decades. His casual and easy demeanor with women like Cheryl Tiegs, Beverly Johnson, Isabella Rossellini, China Machado, Christy Turlington and Carol Alt encourages a frank level of anecdotal dialogue that occasionally manages to go beyond the easy-breezy world of fashion and into the more sinister aspects behind the business of beauty. It's fascinating, entertaining, and more than a little enlightening to hear the insight offered from industry veterans on topics like racism, drugs, exploitation, plastic...
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