ABC has ordered a TV show pilot for Model Woman, based on Robert Lacey’s book, Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty. Model Woman is described as a “family soap” set in the 1970s “model wars.”
The author’s daughter, Scarlett Lacey, who writes for The Royals TV series will executive produce with Rosalie Swedline, and pilot writer Helen Childress.
Inspired by the 2015 biography of Ford Models co-founder Eileen Ford, the pilot is a fictionalized family soap set in the late 1970’s during the notorious “model wars.” The show is centered on a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency.
Published last year, “Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty” revolves around Ford as she launched the twentieth century’s largest and most successful modeling agency, which rose to the top of the fashion and beauty industries. The agency represented Suzy Parker, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Lauren Hutton, Rene Russo, Christie Brinkley, Jerry Hall, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, and the book tells a tale of determined female entrepreneur and the empire she built.
The Wrap adds:
[Model Woman] is centered on Bertie Geiss, a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Model Woman TV show pilot? If a Model Woman TV series makes it to air, do you think you will check it out?