Model by Frederick Wiseman (still)
From shorts to Oscar-nominated features, film has swept the fashion world of late, and the MoMA is going back to the early days of the genre with Frederick Wiseman's documentary, Model with a March 22 screening.
Produced in 1980, the documentary takes a look at the industry 30 years ago through the vehicle of the now-defunct Zoli modeling agency. We get to see a young Jerry Hall and others on shoots, castings, fittings and the like on the eve of the birth of supermodel culture. Shot in black and white three decades ago, the film is sure to have a vintage feel, and actually, is an interesting window into what the industry looked like when we were born (and just about to begin our lifelong obsessions).