20 July

Jet-set decadence as seen by Lauren Greenfield

 

Kim Kardashian, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar and Russian oligarchs… the book “Generation Wealth” looks at 20 years of jet-set decadence around the globe.

By The editorial team

  • Influential rapper Tupac Shakur, 24, and Suge Knight, 30, co-founder and CEO of Death Row Records, Las Vegas, 1995. The month before, Knight, a Godfather-like rap kingmaker, had posted bail to release Tupac from jail in exchange for a three-album deal.
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  • Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar (right, standing), 27, with friends at the Rehab Beach Club at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, 2014. The former straight-A student from Compton, California, has won seven Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album in 2016 for the highly acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly. That year, Time included him on its annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
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  • Kim Kardashian, 12, and her sister Kourtney (third from left), 13, at a school dance in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, 1992. Keeping Up with the Kardashians debuted in 2007. By 2016, according to Forbes, the show had made the family the world’s highest-earning reality TV stars, with a combined total income that year of $122.5 million.
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  • Xue Qiwenin, 43, Shanghai, 2005. © 2017 Lauren Greenfield (pages 416-7) Extended caption: Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005. In 1994 Xue started a company that sells industrial cable and has since run four more. She is a member of three golf clubs, each costing approximately $100,000 to join. Photograph and text © 2017 Lauren Greenfield (pages 416-7)
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  • Jackie and friends with Versace handbags at a private opening at the Versace store, Beverly Hills, 2007. A Versace devotee, Jackie shopped from monthly shipments of new merchandise that the design house sent to her home.
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  • Short caption: Limo Bob in his office, Chicago, 2008. © 2017 Lauren Greenfield (page 160, lower image) Extended caption: Limo Bob in his office, Chicago, 2008. Bob owns a 100-foot limo that made the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s longest limousine. Photograph and text © 2017 Lauren Greenfield (page 160, lower image)
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  • Bachelors and best friends Ariano, 26, and Lucas, 23, show off their Louis Vuitton phone cases on a night out to pick up women at Marquee Las Vegas, a club where a table reservation can require a minimum spend of $10,000, 2012.
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  • Short caption: Marquee nightclub, Las Vegas, 2012. © 2017 Lauren Greenfield (page 457, upper image) Extended caption: A VIP guest “makes it rain” with hundreds of dollar bills on a sold-out Saturday night at Marquee, routinely ranked as one of the top-grossing nightclubs in the United States, Las Vegas, 2012. Hip-hop artist Fat Joe brought the practice into mainstream clubs with his hit song of the same name. Photograph and text © 2017 Lauren Greenfield (page 457, upper image)
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  • Cover - Ilona at home with her daughter, Michelle, 4, Moscow, 2012. Ilona’s sweater was produced for her in a custom color by her friend Andrey Artyomov, whose Walk of Shame fashion line is popular among the wives of oligarchs.
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  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

  • The author of two award-winning documentaries, Thin and The Queen of Versailles, American photographer and director Lauren Greenfield has published a monograph of 650 shots in saturated colours accompanied by 150 comments by the personalities presented in the book, highlighting the incredible lives of the gilded youth and jet-setters around the world.

     

    For the last 20 years Lauren Greenfield has been photographing the kids of California: the very rich and the very famous. A teenage Kim Kardashian, Tupac, David and Jackie Siegel, parties in Las Vegas nightclubs and Californian pool parties, Russian oligarchs and rich Chinese property owners, she portrays them without judging, capturing the incredible lives and extravagances of those who have it all.

     

    Picture credit for all images: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

    Available on phaidon.com

     

     

     

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