Today in the New York Times there was an article titled “When Beauty Fades” about the documentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders “About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now” to be aired on HBO Monday. The title “When Beauty Fades” quite angered me. I mean really? Just because these women are over 40 does it mean their beauty has faded? I think not. I had thought we were more progressive than that, but then we get slapped in the face with the whole age/looks issue again.
We grew up in the age when the images of Paulina Porizkova, Jerry Hall, Isabella Rossellini, Beverly Johnson, Cheryl Tiegs and many other supermodels were on every billboard, magazine, TV ad and more. I still enjoy seeing these over 40 women in various ads or editorials. It’s great to see that they still have “it” and 20, 30 or more years later we still enjoy seeing them and that they do matter, and age can’t take that away.
If you have HBO you’ll have to watch this and tell me what you think – I unfortunately don’t get HBO.
image from NY Times