This Fashion Week, we were lucky to have photographer Benjamin Gallardo's uncanny eye at the Benjamin Cho, Yigal Azrouël, Jeremy Laing, VPL, Kai Kühne, and Zero Maria Cornejo shows. Here's a recap of his busy, flash-strobed week.
Kai Kühne, 8:18 p.m. "I really like all the shots I took of people in the front row—it's like a ritual and forum for people to express themselves. This reminds me of a Gary Winogrand shot."
Jeremy Laing, 8:47 a.m. "I'm backstage... it's crowded and getting hectic."
VPL, 1:02 p.m. "I took this shot just before my flash had a nervous breakdown and started literally bubbling the batteries inside. Thankfully I was able to get this shot off beforehand of this girl looking quite cool peering out from under her hair."
Benjamin Cho, 6:45 p.m. "The Benjamin Cho show was a star-studded affair. I love this photo of MK caught in action."
Kai Kühne, 7:50 p.m. and Yigal Azrouël 11:42 p.m "I love how both these girls look like they are in some kind of crazy Jetson's beauty factory!"
Benjamin Cho, 6:50 p.m. "The lights were all dim, and it actually felt more like some sort of movie theater. This photo reminds me of an old Weegee photo. Cooooool!"
Jeremy Laing, 8:40 a.m. "Uh...this was an early one! Jeremy and the models look a bit nonplussed."
Kai Kühne, 7:45 p.m. "This show was really so good! Loved this shot of the models backstage. The accessories for the show (seen in the foreground) were amazing."
VPL, 1:00 p.m. "This is what fashion week is like…uh, metaphorically."
Zero + Maria Cornejo, 10:50 a.m. "She looks pretty cool, I'd say."
Kai Kühne, 8:15 p.m. "The crowd at Kai's show was pretty serious...lots of great characters."
Benjamin Cho, 6:10 p.m. Backstage was a bit crazier than usual. Upon arrival, my assistant Kim and I were instantly bombarded with publicists for the hair and make-up artists. What?!?! Maybe if I had one of those I wouldn't be unemployed either! Ha!"