Captivate! Fashion Photography of the 90s

Juergen Teller, ‘Young Pink Kate’, London, 1998.
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Captivate! Fashion Photography of the 90s

The allure of iconic 1990s fashion photography is explored in a momentous new publication from the one and only Claudia Schiffer...

Journey back to an iconic epoch with German model and veritable fashion icon Claudia Schiffer in the new tome, Captivate!, released by leading independent illustrated book publishers Prestel and exploring now-legendary 1990s fashion photography in profound detail.

Featuring over 150 images, also including unseen material from Schiffer’s own archives, the 216-page hardback has been curated by Claudia herself, and brings together the legendary fashion photographers, designers, and supermodels, whose visions captivated fashion’s most illustrious decade. The weighty book hones in on the people and places that made the 1990s such a significant epoch for haute couture.

With iconic 1990s fashion photography in front of and also behind the lens, Captivate! brings to life an era that saw the rise of a diverse range of young talent. Names from Christy Turlington to Carla Bruni. Linda Evangelista to the formidable Naomi Campbell. The irrepressible Kate Moss, late Stella Tennant and many, many more. Stunning imagery by fashion photographers such as Arthur Elgort, Juergen Teller and Corinne Day is both provocative and intimate.

1990s Fashion Photography: Testino Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and others, Paris, 1994

Mario Testino, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen; also others, Paris, 1994.

1990s Fashion Photography: Ellen von Unwerth, Kate Moss, Paris, 1995 for Vogue US. Image © Ellen von Unwerth

Ellen von Unwerth, Kate Moss, Paris, 1995 for Vogue US. Image also © Ellen von Unwerth.

1990s Fashion Photography: Herb Ritts, Claudia Schiffer, Palmdale, California, 1992. Image © Herb Ritts Foundation, courtesy Camera Work

Herb Ritts, Claudia Schiffer, Palmdale, California, 1992. Image © Herb Ritts Foundation, also courtesy Camera Work.

Celebrating 1990s Fashion Photography

Curated during the COVID-19 lockdown, Captivate! Fashion Photography of the 90s accompanies the launch of the first-ever exhibition curated by Schiffer at Museum Kunstpalast located in Düsseldorf; incidentally, the city the supermodel was first discovered by head of Metropolitan Model Agency, Michel Levaton, in October 1987 aged just 17.

With personal essays from fashion luminaries Carine Roitfeld and Ellen Von Unwerth, as well as quotes from leading industry figures such as Anna Wintour and Donatella Versace, Captivate! is a celebration not only of fashion photography, but also the teams of photographers, models, stylists, hair and makeup artists, and art directors that honed the style that made this decade such a potent force in global pop culture.

Captivate! Fashion Photography of the 90s is available now from Prestel.

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Arthur Elgort - Stella Tennant, 1995 for Vogue US. Image © Arthur Elgort

Arthur Elgort, Stella Tennant, 1995 for Vogue US. Image © also Arthur Elgort.

Captivate! Fashion Photography of the 90s

Peter Lindbergh, ‘Seeing Spots’: Naomi Campbell, Los Angeles, 1990, for Vogue US. Image © Peter Linbergh also courtesy Peter Linbergh Foundation, Paris.

Roxanne Lowit - Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, Paris, 1990. Image © Roxanne Lowit.

Roxanne Lowit, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and also Linda Evangelista, Paris, 1990.
1990s Fashion Photography: Captivate! Image © Roxanne Lowit.

Arthur Elgort - Beverly Peele and Tyra Banks, 1993 for Vogue UK. Image © Arthur Elgort.

Arthur Elgort, Beverly Peele and also Tyra Banks, 1993 for Vogue UK. Image © Arthur Elgort.

Bruce Weber - Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford, New York 1992 for Revlon.

Bruce Weber, Claudia Schiffer and also Cindy Crawford, New York 1992 for Revlon.

Arthur Elgort - Beverly Peele and Naomi Campbell, 1993 for Vogue US. Image © Arthur Elgort.

So iconic: Beverly Peele and Naomi Campbell by Arthur Elgort in 1993 for Vogue US.
1990s Fashion Photography: Captivate! Image © Arthur Elgort.

Ellen von Unwerth - Claudia Schiffer, Viareggio, Italy, 1989 for Guess Jeans. Image © Ellen von Unwerth.

Ellen von Unwerth, Claudia Schiffer, Viareggio, Italy, 1989 for Guess Jeans. Image © Ellen von Unwerth.

Roxanne Lowit, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss Laughing, Isaac Mizrahi Show, LA 1994

Roxanne Lowit, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss Laughing, Isaac Mizrahi Show, LA 1994.

A Decade Where Icons Were Made

1990s Fashion Photography: Captivate! by Claudia Schiffer

Doug Ordway, ‘Golden Girls’. Emma Sjöberg, Nadja Auermann, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Ève Salvail, Shalom Harlow, Carla Bruni, Olga Pantushenkova, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Clauda Schiffer, Yasmeen Ghauri, Amber Valletta, Tricia Helfer and also Helena Christensen, backstage at Versace RTW Fall 1994. Image © Doug Ordway.

1990s Fashion Photography: Captivate! by Claudia Schiffer

Herb Ritts. Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Hollywood, 1993 for Vogue US. Image © Herb Ritts Foundation, courtesy Camera Work

1990s Fashion Photography: Captivate! by Claudia Schiffer

Patrick Demarchelier, Christy Turlington, 1999 for Harper’s Bazaar. Image © Patrick Demarchelier.

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