THE ISAAC MIZRAHI PICTURES:
NEW YORK CITY 1989-1993
PHOTOGRAPHS BY NICK WAPLINGTON
Published by Damiani
visual review by William J Simmons
CRUSHfanzine’s art editor, William J. Simmons, creates a visual review of The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989-1993 (Damiani, New York 2016). Capturing his first thoughts on his favorite pages, William and his roommate also get inspired to create their own fashion pieces.
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.
All images within book © The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures: New York City 1989-1993 Photographed by Nick Waplington, 2016