Books

The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures by Nick Waplington



Isaac Mizrahi Pictures by Nick Waplington

I finally saw Nick Waplington’s latest gem of a book, The Isaac Mizrahi Pictures, which gives us a glimpse of nineties New York fabulosity. As with Alexander McQueen: Working Process, Waplington juxtaposes two different habitats, the design studio of one of the 90s’ most celebrated designers and the raucous dancefloor of NYC nightlife.

But of course, the funnest part is looking at the models, the clothes, the details and nuances of 90s style that in some ways (i.e. in my head) don’t seem that long ago, but in others, feel like a lifetime away. Scroll below to see what I mean… (more…)



On editing



Carmel Snow

After the first day of Vogue Festival, I spent the evening paging through old tear sheets to find references for an upcoming shoot. (more…)



Muhammad Ali Fighter’s Heaven 1974



Muhammad Ali by Peter Angelo Simon from the book Fighter's Heaven

Peter Angelo Simon’s photos of Muhammad Ali are especially poignant today after news broke of Ali’s passing. These pictures of Ali training at his retreat ‘Fighter’s Heaven’ have just finished showing at the Serena Morton Gallery, and the accompanying book, ‘Muhammad Ali Fighter’s Heaven 1974’ is due in August (available to pre-order now).

Fighter’s Heaven was Ali’s Pennsylvania retreat, where he would mentally and physically prepare himself for his fights. (more…)



The sidewalk cinema of Saul Leiter



Saul Leiter photography

If you watched the film Carol, and enjoyed Cate Blanchett’s red swishy coats, poised gestures and stolen glances through rain-streaked windows, then you might like to know where the inspiration came from. Saul Leiter was one of the great American street photographers, capturing cinematic scenes from the sidewalks of New York in delicious Kodachrome, back when colour photography was the height of unfashionability. (more…)