Supermodels of the ’90s Immortalized by Miles Ladin & Bret Easton Ellis in New Exhibit
Yasmeen Ghauri and Helena Christensen backstage at the Anna Sui fashion show, NYC, 1994. Photo by Miles Ladin
Photographer Miles Ladin’s early work featured a candid look at some of fashion’s most iconic names in their natural habitats. He photographed the fashion A-list of the ‘90s during his time with Women’s Wear Daily and W Magazine. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington were just a few of the faces he captured at the Met Gala, the CFDA Awards, and New York Fashion Week.
His iconic yet intimate shots are featured in his second solo exhibit at Station Independent Projects, Supermodels at the End of Time. The New York exhibit features words by Bret Easton Ellis from his ‘90s fashion novel, Glamorama. Both Ellis’s book and Ladin’s photos immortalize the same era of fashion, creating a perfect artistic symbiosis.
Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista at the premiere of In the Name of the Father, MoMA, NYC, 1994. Photo by Miles Ladin
“It’s been 20 years since some of these photographs were made and the images definitely reflect a bygone age in the world of fashion,” Ladin told BlackBook. “The scene now is radically different. Models today become famous based on reality TV and Instagram. The narcissism and addiction to fame in the greater culture has rocketed exponentially since the 1990s. The decadence of those ‘heroin chic’ days now almost seems quaint. Like a fine vintage wine, I felt that these images – some of which have never been printed or reproduced – were ready to be uncorked!”
Supermodels at the End of Time opens October 7 at Station Independent Projects from 6-8PM and runs through October 30.