In a new memoir, Grace Coddington explains how she grew up on a remote island off the coast of Wales, started modeling as a young woman and ended up as creative director at Vogue magazine. Coddington speaks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her life in the fashion industry.
Supermodels open up about aging in a youth-obsessed industry in the HBO documentary About Face: The Supermodels Then and Now. "I really insisted that I not be retouched in Playboy," says Carol Alt. "...I'm 49 years old, and that was the point ... I let every bump and flaw show."
Actress and model Isabella Rossellini talks about her famous parents, actress Ingrid Bergman and filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, and her own career. She stars in the new film “Left Luggage” with Maximillian Schell. It opens this weekend. She has acted in numerous T-V shows, and her film credits include "Blue Velvet," “The Impostors,” and “Big Night.” She is also the spokesmodel for Lancome cosmetics. (THIS INTERVIEW CONTINUES INTO THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW.) (6/12/97)
Mizrahi has been called a "creative visionary" in today's fashion industry. Yet he announced yesterday that he would close his business because Chanel Inc, which has bankrolled him since 1992 has quit financing him. Apparently Mizrahi's fashion line never took hold, and has been experiencing financial losses for years. In 1995 the documentary "Unzipped" was made about Mizrahi and his life. (REBROADCAST from 12/3/97)
Malick plays Nina Van Horn, a model turned fashion editor on the hit TV series "Just Shoot Me." Malick's real life is not so far off: in the seventies, she worked as a Wilhelmina model. Malick was also on the TV series "Dream On," in the role of Judith Tupper Stone, for which she won four cable ace awards.
Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. He's just written "The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel" (Simon and Shuster), a collection of three giant comic books, illustrated by artist William Frawley. Mizrahi has been called a "creative visionary" in today's fashion industry. In 1995 the documentary "Unzipped" was made about Mizrahi and his life.
Actress and model Isabella Rossellini talks about her famous parents, actress Ingrid Bergman and filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, and her own career. She has acted in numerous films including "Blue Velvet," and she was the spokesmodel for Lancme cosmetics company. Her new book about her life is entitled "Some of Me." (Random House)
An inside account of the world of high-fashion. Nina Blanchard is founder of Nina Blanchard Agency which is considered one of nation’s most prestigious modeling agencies. Blanchard herself discovered supermodel Cheryl Tiegs. She’s been called The Beauty Broker. She has written a novel based on the fashion world The Look, (Dutton 1995) Blanchard talks about what it takes to be a model, the pressures they’re under and why she herself finally had enough.