Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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  1. SpiegelEule

    February 26, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    great moment. good eyes to catch these small reactions.

  2. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    startinng out young :]

  3. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    And they are both complete dolls!

  4. maria

    February 26, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Beautiful photo. Comparable to the one with the two umbrellas. Caravaggio would have been proud to sign it.

  5. passiflora

    February 26, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Wow…. what a moment!

  6. lis

    February 26, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    This is the one, Sart. This is my favorite shot. The color, the composition, that sweet, shared moment. I’ll bet that there was no one who enjoyed that show more than that little girl.

  7. cassaundra

    February 26, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    i wish my mama took me to fashion shows.

  8. Nicole

    February 26, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    how lucky, both you and the little girl

  9. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:22 pm


  10. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I love this photo. Gorgeous.

  11. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    wow…..luv this caption sart..

    very nice..

    adil sg

  12. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Lovely photo. The lighting is oh so perfect. There is a short story here.


  13. SiuTung

    February 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    precious moment you have captured there!

  14. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    this made me day =)

  15. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    what a great capture!

  16. ethiopian in a supermarket

    February 26, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Absolutely stunning, Scott. Sometimes we only focus on the clothes and not the beauty of the photos themselves, and it’s easy to forget you’re a top-notch photographer.

  17. rickshawdiaries

    February 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Wonderful capture!

    First time commenting but love your blog!

  18. Bets

    February 26, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    so beautiful! The browns and reds, the light on the faces.

  19. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    i love her little red glove, right in the middle.

  20. citizen

    February 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Brilliant lighting and focus!

  21. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Completely Adorable!

  22. tomassocroccante

    February 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    A metaphor of innocence vs guile.

  23. Dexter Obvious

    February 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Gorgeous photo. Really nice composition and color.

  24. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    the expression in her face is priceless. beautiful.

  25. Laviathen

    February 26, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Wonderful shot. And those tights with those heels! I wish I was bold enough to wear them…

  26. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    this is my favorite picture on satorialist since i’ve started following this site.

    surpasses a superficial level of fashion into human emotion and interaction.

    priceless moment.

  27. Anthony

    February 26, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    my reaction was “OH MY GOOOOD”

    this is ADORABLE.

  28. Chi-Chi Veroux

    February 26, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    This is pure genius!

  29. ReynaMagia

    February 26, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Extraordinary!!! An excellent shot Sart.

  30. A.L.S.

    February 26, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Great shot! I love the bright red mitten!

  31. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    one of the most stunning pictures I’ve seen on your blog.
    thank you for capturing such a beautiful moment

  32. Secret Agent

    February 26, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Haha… that’s a great picture!

  33. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Women love to talk with their hands; this young lady has got it and has a mega future (she will thank mom). Mr. Sart: this is good, very good.

  34. Nadia

    February 26, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    absolutely gorgeous!

  35. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    SARTing out young :)

  36. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I think that the models tights are a really pretty shade of pink. And the boys coats are very chic

  37. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm


  38. Carlene

    February 26, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    You have taken some beautiful photos of some beautiful people, but this one has to be my absolute favorite of them all. So good.

  39. amor

    February 26, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    nice stolen shot!

  40. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    This is a great photo, worthy of a magazine cover. I really love it– the spectators all bundled against the cold, with this rosey legged, springy shod model showing the way out– which the little girl seems to recognize! Follow her! What a delightful picture.

  41. Arboretum

    February 26, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I feel like they are outside looking in at a glass window xmas display

    good shot

  42. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    i love this picture, you really did capture a moment.

  43. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    You have the greatest eye Sart. This one is particularly beautiful! Love the juxtaposition with the stylish model’s leg and the rugged up mum and her daughter looking up at her.

    A really striking composition. As an aspiring photographer, I must tell you your photographs really inspire me.

  44. Maria

    February 26, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    best shot in Paris!

  45. SneauxFlocken

    February 26, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Yes! Get that little cutie in the Know early on! She’s got a great start to being a little fashionista!

  46. ina

    February 26, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Haha… great catch!
    I love the little girl’s gloves, and the shoes in the forefront.

    P.S. Why are some of my comments about previous pictures not published?

  47. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    captivating. what a chic child!

  48. nicole

    February 26, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    This is an amazing photo. Love it, well done Sart!

  49. Richie Designs

    February 26, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Hey Congrats on your second nod at Time Magazine’s Design 100!

  50. Anonymous

    February 26, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Great photo!

  51. Kate

    February 26, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    absolutely adorable!

  52. Anne Watkins

    February 26, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    like Christmas! thank you!

  53. froo*gal

    February 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    ….the red mitten….the torturous shoe…what a moment!

  54. ginjin3

    February 26, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    beautiful shot! the composition, colors, subjects, works together perfectly.

  55. srwall

    February 26, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    love, love, love this photo!

  56. Patagonia Community

    February 26, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    As a father of four girls, this picture grabs my attention. The look on mom’s face says she values her daughter’s input. Very sweet.

  57. Bella07

    February 26, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    little girl, “how forward, do you see that mother, She looks like a princess in pink!!”

    mother, “hmm I should not have eaten the foie gras this evening”

    …wish I was that little red mittened girl.

  58. Style-Rocker

    February 27, 2008 at 12:11 am

    something different! i like this a lot!

  59. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 12:38 am

    I’m torn on this picture. The moment you captured and the composition of the picture is amazing. But, seeing the expression on the young female raises the question of how she is interpreting gender roles, body image and so on through the fashion show.

  60. Jeff

    February 27, 2008 at 12:47 am

    stunning, you captured such a great moment

  61. Yang

    February 27, 2008 at 1:10 am

    great catch, sart!

  62. puffin1

    February 27, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Perfect timing. I wonder what the child was noticing.

  63. thirft store lawyer

    February 27, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Gorgeous. Even love the shoe in the foreground . . . and the kid’s outfit.

  64. psss

    February 27, 2008 at 1:20 am


  65. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 1:22 am

    La mejor de las fotos que he visto en este Blog!!!!

  66. Ellipsis

    February 27, 2008 at 1:35 am

    absolutely amazing.

  67. CremeDeLaCreme

    February 27, 2008 at 1:37 am


  68. Sammy

    February 27, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Nice catch, sir. How long did you have to wait for a model wearing red on her lower half to walk by? I’m jealous; moments like these never come out *quite* right in my own pictures. :P

  69. vintagent

    February 27, 2008 at 2:07 am

    This is the tops! Definitely one of your best shots ever – it has an emotional resonance, and the reflected light from the runway is perfect. What a moment.

  70. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 2:17 am

    I love that the legs on the runway that everyone else is focused on, only act as a sort of border in this amazing portrait.

  71. Austin

    February 27, 2008 at 2:23 am

    AWESOME shot! i like the model’s leggings, and of course the two wh are in focus both look great + at ease.

  72. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 2:29 am

    What a great moment between a mother and her child! Absolutely adorable!

    Sart, with this shot you’ve moved out of the realm of fashion and into the realm of capturing the beauty of the human spirit!

    Simply brilliant!

  73. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Sart…I love this. The composition and light and expressions, the textures and colors. I think I need a copy of this photo and wonder if you sell them? I am in Paris for the shows and hope to meet you near the Carrousel du Louvre today maybe.

  74. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 2:46 am

    It reminds me of Christmas eve – the warmest moment in a year.
    Thanks for sharing*

  75. kookaii

    February 27, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Que bella!

    My favorite facet of your photography is the serendipity in every shot– that it’s seldom set up yet the composition is still impeccable. And for this alone, this photograph and a number in your collection, i dare say, can stand beside an Annie Leibovitz and still hold their own.

  76. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Wonderful, Scott.

    The little girl waves shyly to the Christmas fairy tiptoeing by.

    – desertwind

  77. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 3:31 am

    photo proves 1 thing, you and little ones like to connect

  78. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 4:02 am

    This foto would make a perfect movie poster. It reminds me of Charlie Chaplin and the Kid. Good to know there are people going to
    fashion shows in jeans and winter boots. Congratulations!

  79. Katington

    February 27, 2008 at 4:06 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for a year, and this is undoubtedly my favorite image. Such a great moment captured. The red of the glove paired with the read stockings makes the photo – captivating!

  80. josef

    February 27, 2008 at 4:25 am

    you can just imagine what a fashionista that girl will become…

  81. lynn

    February 27, 2008 at 4:41 am

    Wow this is a fantastic photo, Sartorialist! Everything about it, the composition, lighting, spontaneity. It’s a prize winner, surely. Fab.

  82. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 5:01 am

    In my opinion your best shot yet, not surprisingly because this is the least person-oriented and the most scene-oriented, and as good as portrait photography can be, it will never match street/documentary shooting.

  83. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Wow! a modern Rembrandt. Love the light/dark and the composition.

  84. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 5:36 am

    So many layers– and I don’t mean clothes! The fantasy of fashion meets the real world; youth, sharing, color, delight, magnetism and magic.

    You never cease to amaze.

  85. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 6:32 am

    To me, this is the best shot of the year on fashion. Absolutely brilliant.

  86. ali

    February 27, 2008 at 6:34 am

    its a real fashion happiness – the best moment I ever see -GREAT! so natural and sensitive))

  87. crazee me

    February 27, 2008 at 6:44 am

    beautiful shot!

  88. callista

    February 27, 2008 at 7:08 am

    you should make limited edition prints of this and sell them/you’d make a fortune. my favorite of yours. xoxo.

  89. Iheartfashion

    February 27, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Such a great photo! One of my favorites: the color, the composition, and of course the expressions on the mother and daughter.

  90. Carolina Lange

    February 27, 2008 at 7:43 am

    I’m in love with this photo! Great moment you could catch! Fabulous!

    And the green shoe is amazing!

  91. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 7:50 am

    What I want to know is were you aiming for the pair or did you catch them accidentally in the midst of trying to shoot the model?

  92. odilean

    February 27, 2008 at 8:10 am

    AH! this is so wonderful! they both look like kids in a candy store. fashion is magical…it really is. this proves it.

  93. Paul Pincus

    February 27, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Classic shot!

  94. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 8:32 am

    A M A Z I N G!

  95. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 9:05 am

    this is such a good metaphore.and i love the way its kind of a collision of two worlds.really great.

  96. Sophie C.

    February 27, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Great shot. Do you know who are they (woman and daughter?)? thanks

  97. suzannemarques

    February 27, 2008 at 9:19 am

    love the budding fashionista. yes, you are indeed taking your beautiful fashion photos to another level… the stories they tell are enrapturing.

    oh yeah, and i’m craving pink tights now.

  98. Nick Sung

    February 27, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Incredible! That’s a really beautiful moment you captured. Easily one of my favourite of your photos.

  99. helena

    February 27, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Best Pic so far for me!!!
    and both mom and child’s outfits are really colour coordinated.

  100. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 9:45 am

    “Mum, how can I enjoy this event without my usual icecream??”

  101. Robin

    February 27, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I love this photo so much, if I weren’t already married, I’d marry it!

  102. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 9:55 am

    You have always had an excellent eye for style, that’s obvious. But this, this is your best work ever because it reveals your true talent for capturing the moment-which is far harder to do. This is true sartorialist gold, and a very lasting image. I can’t get it out of my mind.

  103. concupiscence

    February 27, 2008 at 9:55 am

    you know how beautiful this is. i hope you do.

  104. Filippa

    February 27, 2008 at 10:08 am

    omg, I’m speachless

  105. Ariana

    February 27, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Impressive… Your eyes are always ready to find the most unusual and beautiful histories that fashion provides us…

  106. tomassocroccante

    February 27, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Who knows what’s inside that little head? A few years ago my sister and her daughter were watching the Miss America Pageant. During the evening gown event my sister named her favorite contestant. “But, mom,” my niece protested, “her dress hardly has any sparkles.”

  107. Paul Kierstead

    February 27, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Fabulous photograph, your best “moment” type capture yet, quite possibly your best photograph period yet (we must let it percolate for a while first).

  108. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 10:46 am

    An amazing shot with the action of the model and intimacy of mother and child. This one is my favorite.

  109. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Mr. Sartorialist,

    A word of warning: Don’t be too impressed by the kind of cliche photograph that this is. It looks like a nice photo because we’ve seen it a thousand times before. It’s a bit sacharine. Stick to what you do best, or you’ll get lost in mediocre land.

  110. Jessica Joan

    February 27, 2008 at 11:16 am

    wonderful moment captured

  111. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Ditto. What a beautiful shot.

  112. Mervis

    February 27, 2008 at 11:30 am

    beautiful beautiful photograph, sart. the framing, the focus, the colors and the sweetness of the image all enhance each other. thank you!

    (how much do i want those red tights and green strappy sandals? woe is me!)

  113. Girl Spy

    February 27, 2008 at 11:36 am

    The tights the same color as that wee mitten…precious. Love the legs!Thanks for giving me a smile today.

  114. Liz

    February 27, 2008 at 11:42 am

    love the composition…and the red mitten! this picture captures the story quite well.

  115. Vistiendo a Candela

    February 27, 2008 at 11:55 am

    it´s a beautiful photo

  116. TheBambinaBlog

    February 27, 2008 at 11:56 am

    simply amazing! an absolutely inspired shot. thank you.

  117. joanette

    February 27, 2008 at 11:59 am

    just wonderful!

  118. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    though the kid is cute, it’s that shoe that’s enchanted me.

  119. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm


  120. kg

    February 27, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    This photo is superb. The way the colorful leg and heel is coming into the picture leading us the the subjects is perfect. Bravo!

  121. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    you have seen this! you have eyes!
    very very well done!
    photography is painting with light aaaaand seeing …. man you are good!

  122. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    THIS is absolutely your best work to date! Deserving of a distinguished place at your next Danziger show!

  123. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    For Sammy : you don’t have to wait for a specific moment, you just wait and open youself, and then, en then only you become able to notice/catch those moments.

    Because the world is full of those magic moment but you have to be in a special mood to capture them

    Well that’s what my boyfriend who is a photographer says

  124. d2fang

    February 27, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Like one of the earlier posts said, I’ve also followed your blog for quite some time and this is definitely my favourite shot. What a sweet moment, you really are a wonderful photographer!

  125. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Great shot! My only suggestion is to lower the contrast so that the heel on the model’s shoe doesn’t blend in with the light on the runway, but really lovely!

  126. Claire

    February 27, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    it’s nice to see someone in the front row of a fashion show NOT wearing sunglasses.

  127. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Bonita. Linda. Perfeita. Adorável. Luminosa. Enternecedora. Parabéns!

  128. ama

    February 27, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Lovely, lovely photo, Sart.

  129. Beatrice

    February 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Everything is starting here.

  130. chaos

    February 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    What a wonderful moment in time you have captured.
    What a beautiful little girl.

  131. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    My second comment on this terrific shot. I just realized looking at it again–the mitten is so key. As another person said, an aspect of the photo is provoking the thought of how this girl will be influenced by fashion, so is totally un-self conscious now, as proved by the functional mitten. The light, the composition, the colors, seeing it all from down at her perspective ie shoes and leg only–love it!! The fact that she is taken with the pink, the sparkly shoes, the shiny dress, things a little girls would love. Anyway, as others have pointed out, your photos are changing. It is less the people and more of your craft.

  132. Kiwi

    February 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I thought this was an outtake from a movie poster. I bet it turns up as a movie poster within 6 months–you know how people love to rip off your images. Perfect spot to drop in type in the white space.

  133. Jo.

    February 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Whooooaaaa. Scott, I must admit that you really have The Eye. Fantastic photo, fantastic moment. Marvelous!!

  134. Jamie Watson

    February 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I love this photo!

  135. misshoax

    February 27, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    just a lovely photo – regardless of what they might be wearing… because here, it isn’t important.

  136. Dulcinea

    February 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    wonderful capturing of the moment and the look on the woman’s face is amazing.

  137. Maya

    February 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I love that the lady’s lips and the little girl’s mitten look like the same colour as the model’s nylons. It is very symbolic, and also the lady and girl remind me of the past (like the time when the book A Little Princess was set, in England,) and the model reminds me of the future. Really an accomplishment.

  138. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I’m smitten! C’est parfait!
    The allure of fashion, the tidy chic of the little girl, the attending ear of her maman…this is simply wonderful. Congrats on a beautiful commentary on the power of beauty and love.

  139. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Sart: A friend of mine who is a photographer says there’s no way this wasn’t staged with models. I told him he was nuts, that it’s a candid shot! Can you provide any info about where you took it so I can shove that in his face? I believe in you totally!
    big fan

  140. Jeremy

    February 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    This photo is amazing.

  141. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Starting out in the fashion world young…

  142. Jack Daniel

    February 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm


    thesartorialist picture of the year 2008!

    It’s amazing. You have finally did it, Scott.

    I love this shot because it’s nothing like all the other photo’s you have taken.
    I will save this one in my ‘thesatorialist’-folder on my laptop.

    Good timing. Amazing picture.

  143. whyioughtta

    February 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Great photojournalistic moment.

    Loving your street shots of V&R on style.com. I’ve seen that brown tweed coat somewhere else on your blog recently. I wonder if it’s the same woman?

  144. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Absolutely magical! You continue to amaze and inspire me. I can only imagine how you felt when you realized what you’d managed to capture. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  145. Richard

    February 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I’m not a big commenter here at all, but I couldn’t keep quiet for this one. Truly a wonderful, wonderful picture – congratulations!

  146. ebba Barkfors

    February 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    this shot was just perfect. and so beautiful. You have a great eye for details I say.

  147. Peas and Nuts

    February 27, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    omg!!! that seriously is one of the most beautiful pictures I have seen. It’s so perfect. the contrast in light, subject matter, the expression. It’s such a perfect moment. You know, one of my friend’s said that “great photos are by chances, not by techniques.” And this is so true. You truly captured a great moment.

  148. wheneverythingelseisaufait

    February 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t know much about photography but Mr. S you have captured a truly raw and beautiful moment. A moment between mother and daughter. A moment which defines one’s love affair with fashion. A moment almost every girl- both young and old dreams about. Thank you.

  149. deboraht

    February 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    What a lovely photo! I love your site. Thanks.


  150. Chloe

    February 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    almost everything’s been said – the composition, the captured moment… this is definitely my new favourite photo! but I’d also express how much I’m inspired by the mum and daughter’s style. the palette may be “rugged” next to the model’s look, but the outfits are quite sartorial. the girl’s shades of grey with the mitten that pops! the mum’s classic elegance – if I was working fashion week, I would totally live in great jeans with a great shirt and a great coat and scarf.
    thank you for your beautiful work!

  151. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    i know others have called attention to this and i’m so happy that it keeps occuring, but i think it’s wonderful that more and more pictures are appearing with complicated compositions.

    while i love the front on/side on almost documentary style photos you have posted over the years, photos like this seem so much more magical and vibrant. you can imagine what that cute little girl is asking or pointing out to her mother. fantastic.

  152. Glamourette

    February 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    It’s really very cute !!!!

  153. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    LOVE the shoes.
    and what a gorgeous picture! I’ve been following the blog for a while. Definitely one of the best pictures.

  154. janejane

    February 27, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    There are clearly too many things to say about this photo. It is truly wonderful and touching.

    You have to promise that you will give this print to the mother in the photo. She will value it more than any of us can understand.

  155. Brian

    February 27, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    i love that you were able to catch such a great moment. i think we have a future fashionista on our hands here.

  156. Steve

    February 27, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    An amazing shot. You have captured so many things. It is a feast for the eyes!

  157. harryrabbit

    February 27, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    A picture speaks a thousand words. you’re a genius, sart!

  158. Robert Woolley

    February 27, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    this is stupendous! the light is so magnificent

  159. Anne Corrons

    February 27, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    What a fabulous picture! I love the mum with her daughter and the leg is the right decoration !!!

  160. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    This is such a beautiful photo.

    I love that it doesn’t focus on the dress at all. Although I was just admiring a runway shot of what I think is the same dress. It’s off-the-shoulder with elbow length sleeves and covered in gold staples. The model has the word “NO” painted in black across her face.

    That little girl has got amazing taste!

  161. lady coveted

    February 27, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    wow… what a beautiful shot. it’s wonderful you noticed the beauty beyond the obvious spectacle.

    thanks for sharing this special moment.

  162. be.

    February 27, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    it’s magic…

    and hello from Poland

  163. ...s...

    February 27, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Congratulations for this magnificent shoot!
    Just adorable!

  164. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    This is my favourite shots of yours. The red tights against the girls red mitts is perfect. The expressions on mother and daughters face is so joyous and natural. A beautifullyt candid yet stylish photo. Very well done.

  165. simplyolive

    February 27, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    this is a gem!
    it is definitely my new favorite!!

    (what a fabulous job you have…)

  166. imikix

    February 27, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    You’ve outdone yourself. Bravo.

  167. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Absolutely fantastic photograph! Please shoot more!

  168. greg.org

    February 27, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    She’s saying, “Look, mommy, her eye shadow’s darker than Carine Roitfeld’s!”

  169. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    worth a thousand words. this is definately my favorite photo of yours. you have captured everything so perfectly. this blog never ceases to amaze.

  170. Ozzie

    February 27, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    This is my new favorite Sartorialist photograph

  171. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    what a pair. i like that she took her little girl to a show in her chuck taylors. cool mom. superb photo. thanks!

  172. Anonymous

    February 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I’ve never posted before, but *love* viewing your pictures — and this one actually made the area behind my sternum ache! Yes, I love the comp., and the lighting, and the moment, and the colors, and the emotions, and the contrasts, and the poss. social commentary — but why has no-one remarked on the almost impossible prettiness of the young mother, or the ineluctable “Frenchness” of her face and slim figure, or on her seemingly-effortlessly beautiful/funtional clothes? Or on the wonderful outfit on the little girl? (Those aren’t *just* funtional mittens, with such adorable baubles on them.) The whole thing — such civility-without-snobbery! (Could an American *ever* pull this off?? (-: )

  173. andrew

    February 28, 2008 at 12:57 am

    its been said 137 times so far but worth saying again, you have a true blessing for capturing beauty and this the only picture you will ever need to prove it!

  174. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 1:06 am

    oh! this is timeless. makes me wonder about their lives.. they almost don’t even fit in the shot. so unpretentious and innocent down to the mothers shoes and look on the little girls face. i absolutely love it. first time i’ve commented on your site, but i visit frequently and this photo truly touched me.

  175. Esti

    February 28, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Best shot ever…

  176. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 3:44 am

    been enjoying your pictures.
    this is the best yet. it brings out the universal appreciation and emotion we feel when we see a great picture.
    thank you.

  177. Tracey

    February 28, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I love your site but have never commented before!

    I think this picture is simply stunning & the thing I like about it the most is the fact that no matter what’s going on around her, the Mother is listening to what her daughter has to say!

    I can only say it again Simply Stunning.

  178. DeepBlueSea

    February 28, 2008 at 4:10 am

    And the little girl’s right mitten – was it ever found?

    Seriously – a classic!

  179. Kits

    February 28, 2008 at 4:20 am

    I love this shot. Just right..and wotta moment to catch :)

  180. lynn

    February 28, 2008 at 6:57 am

    I had to come back for another look, it’s such a wonderful photo. I’ve told many people about it too. Fab photography.

  181. Archi

    February 28, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Excelente Blog. Excelente foto.
    No pierdo un día sin verlo.
    Me fascina.

  182. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 8:45 am


  183. angela

    February 28, 2008 at 9:19 am

    That is absolutely adorable. I would have loved to be where that little girl is when I was younger.

  184. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 11:47 am

    I’ve followed your blog for over a year and never commented, but I felt I had to with this shot.

    the photo is incredible. your photography is inspirational. if I could shoot half as well as you I would be content!
    and that’s not even mentioning your wonderful eye for fashion.
    thank you for this blog!

  185. Southern Princess

    February 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I must say that I check your blog habitually, almost addictively. I always love your pictures & definitely enjoy seeing the world of fashion or as I consider it the fashion of our world. This particular picture is to me the best one yet. Not only is the composition amazing, but the subject matter is one that touches an emotional chord – not just an asthetic of fashion but a view into life’s precious moments! Keep taking your pictures to share in things like this… well it is truly magical.

  186. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I have never commented before in the years of following this blog, but this shot is so PERFECT it could brings tears to any mother’s eyes. Amazing.

  187. F.A.

    February 28, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    “Awwwww Shucks”

  188. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Wow. This photograph brings a sense of reality, even though it’s setting is the runway- a somewhat unreal and “fake” production.

  189. The Folks at Yarncraft

    February 28, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I saved this pic, and you know what I called the file? Amazing.jpg

  190. Flora

    February 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    i LOVE this photo. this picture truly is worth a thousand words, if not more. you are a master at your craft.

  191. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Merveilleuse photo !

  192. Anonymous

    February 28, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Those are some sexy heels.

  193. Marga

    February 28, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Bellissima foto!!

    Los ojos, su expresión y el estilo de esa niña denotan lo que le gusta.


  194. pretty kitty publishing

    February 28, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Beautiful princess!

  195. Chennie

    February 28, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Love this picture! did you use flash?

    Can you share with us what kind of equipment you use?

  196. j

    February 29, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Wow Sart, I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years now and have always enjoyed your photography, but this is my favorite so far!

  197. Liv

    February 29, 2008 at 3:19 am

    I love this pic – it’s absolutely fantastic! Great shot and trully one of the greatest moments in fashion x

  198. anna/village vegan

    February 29, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Oh, that little girl! One of my favourite Sartorial shots.

  199. cordelia

    February 29, 2008 at 5:20 am


  200. Alice Olive

    February 29, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Fantastic shot! What a capture! Her little face is so lit up and I love the expression on her mother’s (I assume) face too. And with those long legs just coming into view – this is an amazing shot – has to be in your next exhibition!!

  201. Liz

    February 29, 2008 at 9:56 am

    The composition. The color. The timing. Best ever. Thank you so much for posting it!

  202. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Sart–I wonder if this is our all time highest number of comments of any of your photos…I love this photo and keep coming back to it this week.

  203. TJT

    February 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I’m speechless over this photo. Moments like that are once in a blue moon.

  204. Emma

    February 29, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Very cool. And hey, I´m posting the 200th comment.

  205. Fritz

    February 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Nicely framed, Scott! Well done.

  206. starm|st

    February 29, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    sweet moment! love it!

  207. Anonymous

    February 29, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Very Bresson; ‘a moment in time.’ I love this.

  208. Lyn

    March 1, 2008 at 3:02 am

    I have been watching your blog daily for two years and this is the most charming photo of all.As a design teacher I love and refer students to your blog – this one has us all talking! Thanks

  209. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 3:39 am

    my cup of tea!

  210. Anonymous

    March 1, 2008 at 8:20 am


  211. Tina Frey Designs

    March 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I think this is my current favorite photo on your website! But then again, there are so many! You are an amazing photographer and I love the spontaneity of your shots. The look in their eyes is priceless. Your exhibit at Danzinger was great!

  212. Felicity

    March 1, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    love it!!!! one of my favorites

  213. Caz

    March 2, 2008 at 11:05 am

    This is a simply amazing capture of a fabulous moment that could so easily have been lost.

    I hope that the lady has the opportunity to see this marvellous photograph… it would be such a shame if she doesn’t.

  214. Olimpia Liberti

    March 2, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    totally ADORABLE
    one of your best inside pictures!
    hahaha my mom love it

  215. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    I can’t believe there weren’t more complicated reactions to this photo. Beauty is beautiful to look at, and I love this site — but a 6-year-old in the front row of a Paris fashion show makes me cringe. For someone to compare it to Charlie Chaplin and the Kid… did you see that movie? It was almost the antithesis of this scene. I hope this doesn’t come off as a blind rant; I can definitely see what’s beautiful about this photo, but what’s interesting about it is the questions it raises.

  216. Amelimelo

    March 2, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    This photo is wonderful…

  217. Anonymous

    March 2, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Perfect! It immediately made me smile then fascinated me visually.

  218. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 1:51 am

    I think that is the gorgeous Olivia Williams, isn’t it?

  219. Pratishtha Durga

    March 3, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Now, That’s a fashionista starting out young. delightful!

  220. Bonnie

    March 3, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Love this picture. It’s one of those that compels you to look at it.

  221. {this is glamorous}

    March 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Such an amazing shot!

  222. cordelia

    March 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Yes, the child there is the picture of awe, fancy, happiness. I remember going (just a little bit older) to some “passagens de modelo” as we called it in my country then and they are memories of wonder. As healthy and real as putting a child in touch with every possible life difference and condition!

    Congratulations, Sart! Long live fashion!

  223. Kate The Great

    March 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I love this pic. How quietly awe-inspiring.

  224. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Wow. Its like Rockwell paints a Parisian moment. Print the posters soon.

  225. Anonymous

    March 3, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Almost a Henri Cartier-Bresson moment!

  226. Emily Lin

    March 5, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    beautiful capture!

  227. Anonymous

    March 6, 2008 at 12:57 am

    You are an amazing photographer! /Maria

  228. S. Ramdhani

    March 6, 2008 at 6:08 am

    first time visiting and commenting…I really really really love this picture, always love little kid at front row focusing their eyes on clothes, good job Sart

  229. Asian Models Blogger

    March 6, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Awesome photo. It’s like a piece of art.

    It feels like the colors of the stockings and shoes are desperately competing with the mother and daughter team for the eye’s attention. Very complex and beautiful at the same time.

  230. Miranda

    March 6, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    There’s such a heartfelt story behind this picture. Beautiful capture of the moment

  231. Anonymous

    March 12, 2008 at 8:06 am

    This photo inspires in me beautiful emotions. It is definitely one of the most moving photos I have ever seen. Kudos, Sart.

  232. Gershon

    March 12, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I am floored by the majesty and subtle emotions conveyed in this photograph. You truly have a wonderful gift.

  233. Anonymous

    March 15, 2008 at 3:45 am


    Made even more perfect by the child-sized bench =)
    I don’t find the body-image issues this girl may develop as a concern as other people have mentioned because I think at that age she’s just in awr of the beautiful clothes and people that resemble life-size dolls.
    Imagine the magic of being so young and watching all those beautiful women and feeling so special at a grown-ups event!

  234. bomb.ass.ting

    March 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    This picture helps us remember the things that are most important in life.

  235. Crystal

    March 17, 2008 at 3:44 am


  236. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    beautiful. my favorite shot by far. its just…beautiful

  237. Anonymous

    August 7, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Makes me want to get back with my true love: Photography of course.

  238. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:47 am

    nice shot :)

  239. Yusha

    April 27, 2009 at 6:29 am

    This is me and my daughter one day :)

  240. The Photodiarist

    September 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Going back into your archives. This one is awesome. Somehow, I missed it . . .

  241. Johan Andréasson

    November 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I agree with Ebba Barkfors 1989 from Malmö. It's a great photo I say, too.

  242. Martine

    September 7, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I have never seen someone capture a moment so well. Good lord, thats amazing.

  243. elena

    September 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

    in spain WE LOVE your blog i´ts fantasthic
    good luck and have a happy day
    by:elena 14years old i love fashion

  244. Maria

    September 16, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I love how the mom takes her kid’s thoughts so seriously. Beautiful moment both physically, and emotionally.

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