These photos of crazy wealthy people make the rich kids of Instagram look poor

Ilona at home with her daughter, Michelle, 4, Moscow, 2012 (credit: Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition, Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield)

Lauren Greenfield has a particular talent for capturing the outrageous (and distasteful) decadence of the one percent. In her masterful documentary, “Queen of Versailles,” she gave us an intimate portrait of a family that made the Trumps look modest. And now, the filmmaker and photographer has a new project, “Generation Wealth,” which shows Americans’ obsession with wealth and status objects in a series of photographs that are as bright and flashy as their subjects.

Jackie and friends with Versace handbags at a private opening at the Versace store, Beverly Hills, California, 2007 (credit: Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition, Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield)

She gave LLNYC a sneak peak of the exhibit, which is currently on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA. In addition to the 195 color photographs, the exhibit also features 42 interviews Greenfield did with her subjects and several short films. If you can’t make it out to the West Coast, a book of the images and interviews, “Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth” publishes next week.

Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005. (credit: Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition, Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield)