Bethann Hardison’s Invisible Beauty Movie

By 9/02/2023 11:54:00 AM

In NY Theaters September 15, Magnolia Pictures's INVISIBLE BEAUTY shines a spotlight on the singular and unapologetic fashion pioneer Bethann Hardison, one of the industry’s most influential icons.

Hardison who, as a pioneering Black model, modeling agent and entrepreneur, has pushed the boundaries of fashion culture and been at the forefront of progress throughout her career.

INVISIBLE BEAUTY opens in LA Theaters on September 22, 2023 and in Additional Theaters on September 29, 2023


In her lifetime, Hardison has seen the pendulum swing toward and away from the Black model. At every setback, she spoke up and rallied her colleagues and clients in the industry to advance change.

Now in her 70s, the Brooklyn native is writing her memoir, taking stock of her own legacy at a moment when the fashion industry was shaken by discrimination.

In INVISIBLE BEAUTY, Tcheng and Hardison trace her impact on fashion from runway shows in the 1970s to roundtables about the lack of racial diversity in the early 2000s.

Featuring intimate interviews with luminaries including Iman, Tyson Beckford, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zendaya, Fran Lebowitz, Pat Cleveland, Naomi Campbell, and Stephen Burrows, INVISIBLE BEAUTY is an absorbing record of the racial evolution of fashion and an original contemplation on the life of an unparalleled trailblazer.

Invisible Beauty - Official Trailer | Bethann Hardison Documentary

Directed by Bethann Hardison and Frédéric Tcheng, INVISIBLE BEAUTY is produced by Lisa Cortés.

Executive producers are Hallee Adelman, John Boccardo, Derek Esplin, Ivy Herman, Rick Rosenthal, Nancy Stephens, Andrea Van Beuren, and Naomi Campbell.

Co-Executive producers are David Chan, Heidi & Chris Stolte, Robina Riccitiello.

A Cortés Filmworks Production, In Association with a Lane B Production, Vogue Studios, Whitewater Films, and justfilms/Ford Foundation.

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