A Different Kind of Collection

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Reacting off one another and playing together for at least two centuries, fashion and art have one of the most interesting, and longest, relationships in the creative world. With both having the power to create and change perceptions, neither should be underestimated. Here, we review two books that both look into the world of fashion and photography, but in two very different ways.

The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989–1993. Photographs by Nick Waplington, Damiani

Between 1989 to 1993 legendary fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi invited British legendary photographer Nick Waplington to New York and gave him rare access into the behind-the-scenes of the designer’s fitting sessions in the run-up weeks before the twice yearly fashion shows. The result? Vibrant captured moments of one of New York’s most talked about cultural movements in the history of the city. Focusing on both the supermodels of the runway including Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, as well as the cities raging 90’s club-scene, Waplington captures a moment in time that was bold and exciting as well as documenting the intimacy and delicacy of Mizrahi’s own work. A must-have book for anyone interested in the heart and soul of the 90’s New York party scene.

Please Don't Smile. Photographs by Frank Horvat, Hatje Cantz

Moving between the boundaries of timeless mid-century glamor and contemporary editorial couture, Frank Horvat’s expansive career in both fashion and documentary photography now spans over five decades. Hailed as the first ever photographer to use Photoshop in his work, Horvat’s images have become affiliated with the beauty of the famous faces of his models and celebrities and his use of natural lighting in all of his work up to today. Having worked for Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, Horvat stands out as one of the industries fashion photographers who has an element of grace, as well as that famous comedic touch.

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