"In July 1996, I was sent to Paris to cover the couture shows by the art director of the FT's 'How To Spend It' Magazine.
For someone who had no experience of the fashion world, let alone its higher altitudes, it was like entering Narnia..."READ MORE
"Since then, every January and July I have recorded the passing parade. I’ve basked in bright lights of front row and haunted the shadows of ‘le standing’. I’ve been granted privileged access and, ticketless, been escorted onto the street. I witnessed the glorious arc of Galliano at Dior, wept along with everyone else at Christian Lacroix’ s valedictory show and delighted in the second flowering of Schiaparelli. For an artist there could be no richer seam. The near impossible task of editing this kaleidoscope of imagery into 100 or so pages for this book evoked many memories. I hope you enjoy them."