Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Paris Vogue Girls Outside the Chanel Show

I think this photo says a lot about the state of skirt lengths and heel height on the girls in Paris.

I will have to review but did I shoot any girls in pants in Paris?

Were there in girls in Paris wearing pants?


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  1. hoi polloi

    October 11, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Screaaaaaaammmmm I love it!!!!

  2. Butch

    October 11, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    One can never, NEVER underestimate the importance–nor power–of shoes….

  3. Anonymous

    October 11, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    It’s all about the legs!

  4. annie

    October 11, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    this photo looks like it could be a cover of a book.

  5. Carlene

    October 11, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    Were there in girls in Paris wearing pants? Probably, but with legs like these all around you, who could blame you for not noticing?

    p.s. Weren’t those adidas + grey flannels in Paris? Was that even a girl?


  6. Susan

    October 11, 2006 at 6:45 pm

    i’m guessing you need to be fit and modelesque to work at paris vogue…

  7. Kendra

    October 11, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    It’s so interesting how almost everything comes back in fashion. A few years ago, I never thought I would wear tights/hose again, but – to me, at least – the girls in the black tights look so much fresher than the bare-legged girl.

  8. Momghee

    October 11, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    In general, I never see many women of any age in Paris who are wearing anything but heels. This is a very fashionable group of legs, but typical of what is there.

  9. jojo

    October 11, 2006 at 7:30 pm

    This is another excellent photo, Mr Satorialist. This shot definately shows that detailing is everything. Why is it that Paris women are so svelte? Is there a chic gene? How can I get it?

  10. Cupcake Queen

    October 11, 2006 at 7:53 pm

    That far left leg freaks me out.

  11. Maria

    October 11, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    The sheer black stockins as another trend? Perhaps they have never left the parisian closets…

  12. blix

    October 11, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    yes, i hope more women in america re-discover the joy of wearing a skirt, especially one that is fitted but has pleats or gores about the knees–makes for a sweet sensual feeling whilst walking, and pretty

    as for hose–so many nice things available.except for the really cold climates, tights not really necessary. there are over the knee, thigh high etc, and quality stockings like wolford–patterned stockings, textures, colors. sheer nude hose kind of boring i think

    of course, american women are fatter than european women, but no reason not to enjoy dressing up. maybe all the more reason

    you have nothing to lose but your t-shirts and jeans!

  13. Shopaholic D

    October 11, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    why do i find all the best ankle boots on other people and not in stores?

    :) D

  14. Anonymous

    October 11, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    This is what I am wearing to all my interviews. I better get the job.
    -College Girl ;-)

  15. Jessica

    October 11, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    that is too funny! that is great!

  16. ET

    October 12, 2006 at 12:05 am

    Was the photo of the woman at Marni from Paris?

  17. Stacy

    October 12, 2006 at 1:58 am

    Agreed that black tights over ankle boots is a great neo-vintage look. But to me, the classiest act in this photo is the one standing at far right. The coat to the knee is the best look of the bunch.

  18. marie

    October 12, 2006 at 2:14 am

    I think the legs wearing hose look better than the bare ones.

    BTW, Sart, I saw your article with the shot of you and your camera. It is nice to put a face to a name. :)

    This blog is very informative and I have learned alot about fashion from reading the threads and your pictures. :)

  19. concupiscence

    October 12, 2006 at 2:19 am

    And possibly the best bit is that this kind of platforms/heels are normally extremely wearable, a pleasure to walk in and look at. The same goes for the tights-mini combo, a no-brainer on a dry autumn day. But why is there only one bag for viewers to feast our eyes on? :D

  20. stil

    October 12, 2006 at 4:13 am

    Ah, i ADORE short skirts!and having seen pics from some of the fashion shows i guess they are going to be everywhere in the spring. i’m loving it

  21. stil

    October 12, 2006 at 4:15 am

    Ah, i ADORE short skirts!and having seen pics from some of the fashion shows i guess they are going to be everywhere in the spring. i’m loving it

  22. Lorna

    October 12, 2006 at 5:01 am

    About the tights look: the girl at the front, if it wasn’t for the bag, she could be any girl working in a Parisian office, because in Paris the whole black tights, black skirt, black shoes can be rather pedestrian. Although this is a good representative picture, I feel the impact of this trend is only really felt if one sees the whole look.

  23. amillionpieces

    October 12, 2006 at 7:34 am

    All this time I’ve lived just a short hop away from Paris CDG, yet only now I realise why I need to go…

  24. Anonymous

    October 12, 2006 at 10:55 am

    I find it funny that tights and hose are now considered trendy. Ive been wearing them my whole life, my mother wouldn’t have it any other way. But just a year ago my colleagues were teasing me about it while they showed up with (in my opinion, underdressed) bare legs. Funny.

  25. Rafe

    October 12, 2006 at 11:09 am

    That’s a great shot of all those booties, platforms and that Commes des Garcon PVC bag. This is looking very Bryan Ferry to me, right?

  26. sandman_gr

    October 12, 2006 at 11:20 am

    i love this look but why all black? I’d love to see more colors pleaaaase!

  27. Anonymous

    October 12, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    I own over 30 pairs of ridiculously expensive vuitton, Jaobs, Prada and Gucci high heeled shoes which I cannot stop buying yet never wearing.

    I am an attorney at a large firm in New York. And I wonder whether shoes like these require a certain type of say ‘step from a towncar’ or work in a high fashion environ to ‘pull off’.

    Everynow and again I will convince myself to wear say a pair of calf-hair damier check vuitton 4 inch thick heeled mary janes. I wear them on the sidewalk and take the subway.

    Everyone STARES STARES STARES at me and my feet and all the attention makes me extremely self conscious.

    So although I love your fashion peeps shots at the shows, I feel a certain sadness that I mirror their shoe collections yet mine must remain unworn.

  28. jill

    October 12, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    short black leather jacket is wearing pants…

  29. ambika

    October 12, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Love the conical shaped heels. So chic. And a nice variation from the stiletto & wedge.

  30. Alice Olive

    October 12, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    I love this shot! Great legs and shoes! I agree with Concupiscence platforms are definitely good for all-day wear. My sister has always maintained that the higher the heel, the more comfortable and I am starting to agree.

  31. Anonymous

    October 12, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    Skirts + ankle boots + legs, legs and legs…..
    Lovely parisian girls.

  32. fuss

    October 12, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    Am I the only woman who finds high heels uncomfortable and impractical? Sigh – I guess I will never be Sartorialist material.

  33. positively the same dame

    October 12, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    if bill cunningham’s sunday pictoral was any indication, the footless tight or leggings are the new pants.

  34. eurobrat

    October 12, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    I just had a heart attack.

  35. Anonymous

    October 12, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    Legs are the greatest accessory.

  36. biastyle

    October 13, 2006 at 1:07 am

    I will say this again and again, black is so totally boring. Try Harder. It makes me sad to think that someone would wake up and say, “I know, I’ll get up and wear my black skirt today” and be really excited. I have said this only once about my beautiful black velvet Dries skirt with billowy pockets. When I woke up, though, I would say, “I’m going to wear my Dries skirt today!”

    CollegeGirl – please don’t wear this look to all of your interviews unless you are going to work at a sexy bank.

  37. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 4:08 am

    on the left is best, what a kickass look

  38. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 9:23 am

    great picture !
    Sorry though to say that these days in Paris (I live there) it’s quite difficult to find good-looking skirts in most shops… Even yesterday, I had difficulties and ended up buying my …th pair of pants ;-((

  39. Stacy (LA, CA)

    October 13, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    It’s all about the fit of the shoe. There are high-heel shoes, even at the 4″+ height that are so comfortable that you forget you have them on. Conversely, there are flats that absolutely make my feet hurt. I *love* strappy heels, but it takes a lot of shopping effort to find a pair that doesn’t torture my pinky toes. When I find such a shoe, I wear it out until it disintegrates! I suppose my point is that there is really no generalizing about heel height and comfortable fit. It’s all about finding that great-fitting pair.

  40. sy

    October 13, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    love those slim and long legs paired with killer heels! :)

  41. smack28

    October 16, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    I am in Paris (yeah… a French visitor), and I wear pants everyday ! LOL

  42. Anonymous

    October 16, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    how can legs be that skinny? or more rather, how can anyone manage to walk with legs that skinny, I mean, one has to wonder if there are any muscles in there.. and if so, where they are…?

  43. Anonymous

    October 28, 2006 at 8:11 am

    Yes, I actually wore pants in Paris during the fashionweek. too bad you didn’t see me. Fantastic blog btw.

  44. Anonymous

    August 6, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    When I am having a down fashion day, this picture makes it all better! truly inspiring.

  45. Emilie

    July 15, 2008 at 8:24 am

    What a shot! Is it just me who finds this picture extremely intimidating? For some reason this shot stands out from your others to me. All I can see is an exclusive clique hesitant to let anyone in… very Devil Wears Prada.

    But of course, they look amazing…love the far left in particular. :)

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