Beautopia (1998)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Beauty & Fashion, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Apr 16, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Katharina Otto directed this documentary exploration of the fashion industry by focusing on four aspiring teen models from four countries (Czech Republic, UK, Germany, U.S.). Each of the four won a local beauty contest and all look forward to their big break. The film examines schools, training, agencies, pressures, and auditions, including one such audition for famed designer Isaac Mizrahi. Additional background on the modeling profession is revealed in interviews with supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and veteran Lauren Hutton. Shown at the 1998 Slamdance Film Festival.

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fashion-industry, beauty [physical], fashion-model, fashion-show, modeling