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The Jewish Museum, 03/18/16–08/07/16

The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: High fashion and hedonism in 80s New York

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The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989–1993

Photographs by Nick Waplington


Featured image is reproduced from <I>The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989–1993</I>.

Nick Waplington's informal vérité portrait of American fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi's studio and runway shows of the late 1980s and early '90s

From 1989 to 1993, New York fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi granted the British photographer Nick Waplington rare backstage access to photograph every detail of the designer’s fitting sessions in the weeks before his twice-yearly fashion shows. Combining Waplington’s gritty vérité style with Mizrahi’s haute couture sensibilities, the resulting images offer a candid glimpse into the world of fashion when supermodels including Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell reigned supreme. At the same time, Waplington set out to document the wildly creative nightlife of the ’90s "club kid" culture in New York, juxtaposing his images of uptown style with downtown looks and taking pictures at some of the city’s most infamous clubs, such as the Pyramid Club and Save the Robots. Artist and photographer
Nick Waplington (born 1970) has published several monographs, including Living Room and The Wedding (Aperture), Safety in Numbers (Booth Clibborn), Truth or Consequences (Phaidon) and Alexander McQueen: Working Process (Damiani). He lives in London and New York.
Isaac Mizrahi (born 1961) has been a leader in the fashion industry for almost 30 years. In 1995 he was the subject of the award-winning documentary, Unzipped. In 2003 Mizrahi pioneered the concept of merging high design with mass retail in partnership with Target. He has designed costumes for the New York Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theater and the San Francisco Ballet. Mizrahi is the author of How to Have Style and has been head judge on Lifetime’s Project Runway: All Stars.

Featured image is reproduced from The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989–1993.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New York Times

Jamie Sims

The photographer Nick Waplington’s new book captures a lately much longed-for cultural moment in New York City’s history, when supermodels ruled the runways and club kids held court at all hours.

Out Magazine

Julien Sauvalle

This monograph offers a fascinating snapshot of an adventurous era known for its bubblegum-colored clothes, oversize platform shoes, and fizzy part scene.

i-D

Alice Newell-Hanson

While Isaac's brand has gone through many incarnations, Waplington's images capture what was so inspiring about its first eruption onto the New York fashion scene: the head-spinning colors, fearlessness, and glamorous theatricality. They also show the energy and intimacy of Mizrahi's studio.

W Magazine Online

Stephanie Eckardt

Like Waplington’s McQueen exhibition at the Tate Britain last year – the museum’s first-ever solo show by a photographer – the book is studded with other subjects to keep it from being purely biographical... with Mizrahi, it’s Waplington’s diary of the ’90s club scene.

CNN

The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: High fashion and hedonism in 80s New York. British photographer Nick Waplington spent four years in the late 80s documenting behind-the-scenes at Isaac Mizrahi's fashion house by day and New York's heady club scene by night. The result is a snapshot of a vibrant vanished moment in the city's cultural history.

The New York Journal of Books

Jeffrey Felner

The photographer offers a visual smorgasbord that can be selectively viewed or interpreted. No question that the photographer has offered an amazingly keen eye when it comes to assembling the contents of this book... There is value in its viewing in that the millennial reader will only know Isaac [Mizrahi] from QVC and that this era of NYC clubbing no longer exists in any way. For the older reader, it might serve as a wonderful reminder of days gone by.

Milk Studios

Jocelyn Silver

Bold and bright and exciting.

NewYork.com

Mary-Louise Foss

A sparkling nugget of cultural history of NYC.

Paper

Christopher Barnard

Whereas most designer monographs are prone to elision and calculation Pictures... is as offhand as it is precise. Yes there is Christy, Linda, and Naomi arranged effortlessly during a fitting or backstage but on the next page club kids and drag queens grind and jeer. The effect is shocking fun.

Vogue.com

Suzanne Shaheen

Selected for Vogue.com's Best Photo Books of Spring 2016

The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989–1993

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