The film depicts model Christy Turlington and her friends Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Kate Moss, Helena Christensen, Gail Elliott and Carla Bruni as they jetted between Milan, Paris, and New York City during Spring 1994 Fashion Week. Turlington is featured walking in shows and attending fittings for Chanel, Versace, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Anna Sui and finally Isaac Mizrahi. Between shows, Turlington is shown shooting a cover for W, socialising with her friends and attending a photo exhibition for Bruce Weber. In the final scene, Turlington is depicted being drawn by artist Francesco Clemente.
Christy Turlington is running late for Galliano. The camera tracks behind her as she ducks between clothing racks and dodges backstage personnel before, finally, greeting the designer with a double kiss. She’s wearing a silk crepe suit.
This scene is part of a middling, near-forgettable sequence from Robert Leacock’s 1995 documentary Catwalk, which follows the American supermodel from New York to Paris during the Spring/Summer 1994 season. The aforementioned scene is one of the film’s many transitory moments, filmed in black and white, easily overshadowed by the full-colour Galliano spectacular that follows, all 90s runway theatrics, dreamy hoop skirts and Kate Moss charging down the runway to a remixed Flight of the Valkyries.
The film was shot in black and white and color and incorporated behind-the-scenes footage of many designers at work, including Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino Garavani, Azzedine Alaia, a young John Galliano, and Gianni Versace four years before his death.