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January 22, 2009 at 8:52 am
now this is italy..absolutely loving it
January 22, 2009 at 8:56 am
this leggings, skirt and short coat only can happen in a place with mild winter. NYC now? very masochistic.
Jorge from W Palm Beach
January 22, 2009 at 8:59 am
Once in a while I will meet a young man who dislikes his youthful appearance; I tell them youth is both the best outfit and the best accessory. Similarly, you could put these ladies in burlap dresses and they would look outstanding- but God will you look at that fitted below-the-knee skirt on the left!!! I like the light reflection on the right heel of the girl on the left. Jorge from W Palm Beach
January 22, 2009 at 9:00 am
This beautiful picture just made my day, Thankyou :)
Love this image..very Princess like
January 22, 2009 at 9:07 am
I love the silhouettes of these coats. Very feminine.
January 22, 2009 at 9:10 am
Lovely, lovely women! The stockings are the thing.
January 22, 2009 at 9:13 am
Love the similar silhouettes
January 22, 2009 at 9:16 am
I love this picture the silhouettes are amazing!
Delighted and Charmed
January 22, 2009 at 9:21 am
Love the all black. Simple, sophisticated.
January 22, 2009 at 9:24 am
what can i say….black is sexy
January 22, 2009 at 9:26 am
January 22, 2009 at 9:34 am
Now this is classic…
January 22, 2009 at 9:38 am
January 22, 2009 at 9:39 am
January 22, 2009 at 9:40 am
love the silhouettes…
January 22, 2009 at 9:45 am
i love this picture, their outfits look gorgeous…reminds me of sex and the city
January 22, 2009 at 9:49 am
it’s like a dream!
January 22, 2009 at 9:51 am
The contrast between the starkness of the white of the wall and the black of the figures is striking, to say nothing of the fullness of the coats against the shapeliness of the women’s slender legs. Exquisite!
January 22, 2009 at 9:57 am
Black. Dull white. Gray. A street exhibiting no joy. A fitting photographic metaphor for winter in Milan, as well as the state of the world in 2009. Yer these two young women–with the exuberant height of their heels and the flirty fit of their coats–speak to the resilience of the human spirit. A shot that goes far beyond fashion, at least to this viewer.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
January 22, 2009 at 9:58 am
That’s the best Milano can get.Absolutely exquisite outfit.
January 22, 2009 at 10:00 am
Deliciously whimsical! And stupendous legs. Love their waisted coats………
January 22, 2009 at 10:01 am
Wow! What can you say? This is so cool. The Sart at his best.
Hadley Gets Crafty
What lovelies! I love the cuts of their coats, too.
They must have to hold onto each other to stay upright in those impressive shoes!
January 22, 2009 at 10:02 am
OMG! Breathtakingly good! Sart, how do you do it? Your powers of your style antennae are superhuman!
January 22, 2009 at 10:05 am
they seem like “ballerini di balletto” dancing along the street…definitively luv them!x
January 22, 2009 at 10:06 am
love this shottruly captures a momentand their flared bell jacketstoo beautiful
January 22, 2009 at 10:07 am
January 22, 2009 at 10:14 am
This could make a terrific back cover of your book!
What perfectly chic women! And so well coordinated!
black never goes out of style.
January 22, 2009 at 10:16 am
waist-cinched coats.incredibly elegant.i love it.
January 22, 2009 at 10:19 am
Those girls are beautiful. At least from this perspective! Twins? I love the shoes and the hourglass figure! So dramatic. But it all seems very playful! Love it! Do you know the shoe brand! They’re exquisite!
January 22, 2009 at 10:21 am
This is amazing, the richness of the black against all those grays, the vivid shape of the girls and the little heart-shape of light peeking through between the waists – and I love that seeing a tiny bit of the face on the right makes this shot totally human. Beautifully dressed too. Wonderful
O how sweet! They’re like two hip novice nuns, or maybe the latest thing in uniformed schoolgirls. Love the flash of “nude” leather from the bootsoles of the girl on right. Designers haven’t exploited the highheeled shoe/boot sole enough, by the way–it’s a kind of fashion erogenous zone, and to my knowledge only Louboutin has really used it (with his signature vermilion soles).
January 22, 2009 at 10:34 am
This is lovely.
January 22, 2009 at 10:41 am
silhouettes are lovely
A breathtaking photo.
It looks as though the window frames are blushing at having gotten caught looking out at these two lovely women.
Shots like these urge the rest of us to find the ordinary beauty in each day where we otherwise might not have looked.
January 22, 2009 at 10:47 am
Even though it's in color, it could be a a b&w shot by Henri Cartier-Bresson from decades earlier. Timeless.
January 22, 2009 at 10:48 am
I always wear black. Black is elegant and these woman are the perfect example for it!
I love all the pictures dear Sart!
January 22, 2009 at 10:51 am
Loving their coats and shoes! (^_^)
JouJou Loves You
January 22, 2009 at 10:54 am
I second the back of your book comment!!! Exquisite. This picture reminds me why I left home in America and traveled to live on this side of the globe. Thank you..I needed reminding.
January 22, 2009 at 11:00 am
did they know that you are taking the picture? it seems they didn’t;)
January 22, 2009 at 11:03 am
Great shot! Fabulous legs!
January 22, 2009 at 11:07 am
January 22, 2009 at 11:12 am
Without a doubt a beautiful picture, the clothes are simply wonderful. That picture is perfect.
January 22, 2009 at 11:13 am
I totally agree with the comment that this would make a terrific back cover for your book. This is a great look by these two young women.
Não Somos Apenas Rostinhos Bonitos
January 22, 2009 at 11:20 am
We loved the coats and the picture!!!Kisses from Brasil!
Isobel Saoirse Dylan
January 22, 2009 at 11:38 am
ABSOLUTELY loving those coats and the shoes to the right!!
January 22, 2009 at 11:39 am
January 22, 2009 at 11:40 am
Finally!Black is the new black.
January 22, 2009 at 11:46 am
January 22, 2009 at 11:47 am
Why can’t more women dress like this in Nyc? :-( Leggings and heels..christ I’m in love! and the blk coats..aww. Thanks sart, just made my day!
January 22, 2009 at 11:50 am
two beautiful black flowers …!!XOXO
striking, elegant & chic….i am in awe of this starkly beautiful photograph.
January 22, 2009 at 12:01 pm
unglaublich schön und großes kino!
c’è ragazze belle!!!!
January 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm
spectacular shot. i want these coats.
January 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm
I see tweens walking around every day. Dressing the same, walking the same, hair in the same style. I see this photo: Uniform dresses, similar hairstyles, but each one brings a different variety, and expresses different styles. It’s simply chic!
January 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm
This image reminde me of Fellini’s Dolcevita…
January 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Love love love the cinched waist-flaired skirt coats- what a fabulous silhouette.
January 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm
Other-worldly. Fantastic photo.
January 22, 2009 at 12:57 pm
the shoes on the left are chanel. i can see the interlocking c’s.
January 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm
beautiful things do come in pairs..
January 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm
i love all black.
January 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm
I love this! It reminds me of them attending a chic funeral.
January 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm
Ooh I want a friend or sister to look like this with. So basic, so sexy, so sweet, so edgy.
January 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Girls like these are the reason I love traveling to Europe and walking the streets. I can’t tell you how many women I saw with this silhouette (a true uniform of sorts this winter) and they drew eyes everywhere they went. They are a wonderful reminder that winter clothing doesn’t necessarily mean a loss of femininity and youth.
The fashion twins, looking good, out on a stroll, hoping to land a part in a Robert Palmer (too late) video.
January 22, 2009 at 1:56 pm
luvvvv the coats!! very dark colours but not dull!i wud luv to be the 3rd one walking wif them lol
ROBERT JACOB LIU
January 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Black is a color that gets you lost, especially in New York City, but the silhouettes and fit makes them stand out. Black is starting to become a staple in my closet.
January 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm
Nice work Sartorialist… I like your European coverage best.thanks
January 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm
love their coats (L)
January 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm
This is so inspirational to me as a women who wears a lot of black. Magnificent! Also, that’s it, I’m SO growing my hair out.
♥ fashion chalet
January 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm
simply Gorgeous!! <3
January 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Maybe one of my favorites of all time. Amazing. Do I see a pair of Chanel shoes? Just beautiful.
January 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm
so wonderful! great photo AND coats.
January 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm
Wow. They look great – such a sophisticated look and very Italian. I used to work on that road. Do these girls work at Zegna, by any chance?
January 22, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Black is back :) No pun intended.
January 22, 2009 at 3:24 pm
I’m in love with the left girl’s Chanel shoes !
January 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm
great pic!! very expressive and extremly powerful!!
January 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm
Black has always been the new black.
January 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm
I love your blog, so, so, much.
January 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm
Gothic and wistful at the same time, arm in arm chatting about who knows what. The perspective from behind adds to the mystery of the moment. Grand shot, Sart!!
January 22, 2009 at 4:14 pm
reminds me of witches
January 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm
I have a coat very similar (of what I can see) to the girl on the right’s. I love the skirted coats. Vidler Nixon made a very similar one. Warm, versatile, and still feminine and chic. I love it.
January 22, 2009 at 4:34 pm
This pictures is full of inspiration!!!
January 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm
So elegantly photographed
January 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm
Time travel, self replication, and dualism incarnate. Too beautiful to be real. Look at the negative spaces between their legs-too perfect, and the heart-shape between their waists? I wonder what kind of advice/encouragement she’s giving herself. You’re eavesdropping on the immortal. Thank you.
January 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm
What an absolutely stunning photo! Love everything about it!
January 22, 2009 at 5:26 pm
sart, what an unbelievable photographer you are. you are getting better and better. such great shots. thanks so much for sharing.
i want her coat.
January 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm
Im loving it the Italy photos. Most italians are stylish, don’t know why, but they are!
Keep up the good work!
January 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm
January 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm
So beautiful it makes me want to cry.
January 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm
Beautiful brown hair! And to think I almost died mine blonde.
John Charles Palazzo
January 22, 2009 at 6:07 pm
You could give the title to this photo “why I love living in Milano”
-h of candid cool
January 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm
January 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm
Reminds me of Brassai… Now THERE’S a compliment any photographer should treasure!
January 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm
the colors are so lovely. the seriousness of the black and the delicateness of the windows are absolutely beautiful.
January 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm
January 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm
Love the length of the coat in the right and the dark blue tights, just wonderful..
January 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm
i literally sighed when i saw this photo. GORGEOUS
January 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm
What a magnificent photo. I love how our attention is drawn to the shapes of their clothes as they are all in black. Check out my Tokyo Harajuku Street photos if you get a chance.
donna AND navaz
January 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm
Bloody amazing! This must be one of your best shots ever. The all-over black totally make those silhouettes.
January 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm
I hear you get discounts at Chanel if you’re twins and buy the exact same thing. Obviously this is the beautiful truth.
January 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm
January 22, 2009 at 8:14 pm
what i like best is the sense from the shot that they are close friends. love the clothes, but the photo is outstanding.
January 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm
when do you go to paris?
January 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm
I would hang this on my wall
January 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm
How lovely….I want a photo like this of me and my best friend!
January 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm
i would like to see the front
January 22, 2009 at 8:46 pm
She never remains foolishly gratified with her appearance after a cursory glance at the front view, but remembers that all the world does not bow before her; to many it is her back that must mainly be visible.(Jean Worth, 1914)
January 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm
wowzers. so perfect, and a great photo to boot!
January 22, 2009 at 9:08 pm
Fabulous! I wonder were they are going…..’cos i want to got there too.
January 22, 2009 at 10:18 pm
Love Love LovePerfect shades of black
January 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm
Wow, I just have to keep looking at this one–again, and again… classy, striking–timeless but really gets your attention.
January 22, 2009 at 11:20 pm
this is my favorite thus far!
January 22, 2009 at 11:29 pm
January 23, 2009 at 3:34 am
I am struck by their simple hair. Looks natural, not with some horrible color job with unreal magenta or overdone zebra streaks. No of-the-moment cut that will make them cringe later. They will have no regrets.
January 23, 2009 at 4:16 am
so italian classic!
January 23, 2009 at 5:39 am
Mild winter in Milan???It’s not sunny anywhere, in Italy…
January 23, 2009 at 6:07 am
This is why I want to go to Italy.
January 23, 2009 at 6:35 am
john benjamin pritchett
January 23, 2009 at 7:35 am
Great! Simple, elegant, sophisticated, stylish and oh so cute! Next stop for me-Milan (I wish)!
January 23, 2009 at 7:42 am
Amazing image, mainly from the silhouettes and contrasts in tone from the background and what they are wearing. Amazing and sophisticated!
January 23, 2009 at 7:49 am
Fabulous, stylish, elegant, classic, chic. I adore this shot, the colours, the clothes, the mood, the lighting..it’s perfect!! Sart, this would be a great back cover for your book that you simply MUST do SOON!!
January 23, 2009 at 8:16 am
God they are sexy!
January 23, 2009 at 8:49 am
So lovely the coats!!!! I’m tingtofinda pair of shoes like those…Love it!!C
January 23, 2009 at 9:01 am
Where did you find these extremely modern nuns?
Mens designer clothing
January 23, 2009 at 9:29 am
now could these be twins….
January 23, 2009 at 9:55 am
This site is..wow..I’ll use this site a lot
January 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm
just leaves me breathless!!!!! makes me home sick!
January 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm
lovely photo. the ladies have the figures to pull this off.I wish you had also taken a photo from the front so I could see what the coats look like
Allen - East Hampton
January 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm
ever so shapely! what a great way to stand out wearing all black!
January 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm
would have dug to see them from the front. a pencil skirt in milan is currently a rare thing
January 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm
January 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm
wow, this foto is one of the best you have ever taken, really nice. thank you much.
January 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm
GOOD LORD, if this photo doesn’t win some sort of award, I don’t know what would.
January 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm
Someone said, “This picture just made my day.” I would add this picture just made my winter. So inspired. Sexy, fun. Love.
January 24, 2009 at 7:44 am
Beautiful! I love their silhouettes, and all black, lovely.
January 24, 2009 at 7:46 am
Its like a painting. startling contrast, beautiful winter.
January 24, 2009 at 8:24 am
January 24, 2009 at 8:48 am
great cut for women, emphasises their natural waist and curves. i think its great for petite girls
January 24, 2009 at 11:44 am
So sophisticated. This helped me decide what to wear today!
Federica - Inside a bullet with butterfly wings
January 24, 2009 at 12:20 pm
i’m lovin it!
January 24, 2009 at 2:03 pm
This is amazing.
January 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm
Beautiful…and so artistic!
January 24, 2009 at 3:27 pm
Thank you for this image: on a gloomy day it has lifted me up.
January 24, 2009 at 6:01 pm
I love it!
January 24, 2009 at 8:34 pm
Look at these two! I can’t see their faces but I want to party with them. They look wicked fun. The leggings, the heels, the hair so devilish. They make me want to be Marilyn Manson dressed in a slim black and white gothic looking suit.
January 24, 2009 at 9:55 pm
i can’t even take the fabulousness of this picture! love it.
January 25, 2009 at 8:19 am
Like Hansel & Gretel combined I'd trail them, the sounds of their heels, their intoxicating perfume…
January 25, 2009 at 6:13 pm
I love, LOVE this.
January 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Like sexy Amish on the way to a fashion show!
January 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm
very nice black on black… only in italy
January 25, 2009 at 7:56 pm
Love this photo!
January 25, 2009 at 10:33 pm
HOTTEST NUNS EVER!
January 26, 2009 at 12:28 am
i this this is a great photo..and i love the tights and all black =)
January 26, 2009 at 4:08 am
LOVE the coat and the way it flares out. So gorgeous and feminine.
January 26, 2009 at 8:23 am
Those black silhouettes remind me Atget’s pictures in Paris…total black always gives that touch of evergreen elegance, 120 years ago as like as nowadays.
January 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm
I adore this photo. I love how the two coats look together, and how the woman on the left offsets the swingy-ness of her jacket with a tight, fitted skirt. Simply lovely.
January 26, 2009 at 6:43 pm
Striking. Classic. Yet still very now.
In my humble opinion the best photo of yours Sart.
I would blow it up huge and hang it in my hall.
January 26, 2009 at 9:14 pm
Sart and other readers-can you recommend where I could buy a coat similar to the one on the right? I have been looking for a special winter coat and I think I see my inspiration! Thanks so much
January 27, 2009 at 8:00 am
January 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Great picture but I dont know about Italian…..Sart, aren’t those two girls from Bloomingdales NY?
January 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm
they’re not twins, i know the girl on the right.
January 27, 2009 at 7:37 pm
The all black is so classic European. The patent heels paired with the adorable silhouette is sophisticated and it’s times two!
January 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm
anonymous, can you please ask your friend on the right where she got her coat?
January 28, 2009 at 3:26 pm
I absolutely fell in love with the atmosphere created by your photo. Thank you for sharing. Again.
January 29, 2009 at 1:12 am
oh always the stunning black .I love black :]]
January 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm
January 29, 2009 at 8:15 pm
perfect look! great shot!
January 31, 2009 at 3:24 am
Reminds me of my friend and I! Great picture.
January 31, 2009 at 1:39 pm
I wonder where they’re going?
February 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm
Words cannot describe this photograph. It’s simply…lovely.
February 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm
I like the parallel, undulating lines their legs make. Lots of geometry here, oval, rectangle, triangle, wavy lines!
February 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm
the prada and chanel boots are fantastic!
February 3, 2009 at 2:48 am
What a stunning photo!
February 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm
sophisticated and classy wemon! Love the coats, beautiful pieces :) I agree it is a stunninng photo!
February 20, 2009 at 8:56 am
such a beautifull photo! love it
February 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Did this pic remind anyone of Franca and Carla Sozzani, only in brunette? lol
Loved the coats, must be Alaia I guess, at least the one on the right
March 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm
March 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm
Just to add my voice to the melee… This photo is more than fashion journalism, it’s art! Brings to mind Degas’ dancers. Thank you sartorialist
March 3, 2009 at 7:23 am
That is a fantastic photo! And yes, while this is such a “Milan” shot, you are missing the many dog droppings found EVERYWHERE on the Milan streets. At least, that is my experience right now.
March 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm
May we all share dark, alluring secrets with such flare!
June 24, 2009 at 12:55 am
those are Gucci shoes
July 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm
what a fookin' great shot! I've been enjoying this blog for a while now and i think this is my favourite photo/scene yet. I wonder what they might be chatting about, where they're going…. just fantastic.
July 16, 2009 at 9:32 am
I love it !
November 11, 2009 at 8:06 am
February 3, 2012 at 7:58 am
Love the coat style and the picture but that coat is perfect for times you aren’t wearing jeans.