After visiting the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs expo and seeing La Maison (I’ll publish the photos very soon), Macarena, Ester, Adriana and I had lunch at L’Avenue (41 Avenue Montaigne), an elegant restaurant that celebrities and socialites of the moment never miss when they’re in Paris. I had never seen so many it-bags in the same place: the Sofia Coppola for LV, the Celine Boston, the Fendi Peek-a-boo… While we were there, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian rushed into the restaurant (we were at the terrace) surrounded by a flock of paparazzis. They came from a Haute Couture show, and they only stopped to say hello to some people at a table after entering the restaurant. I didn’t have the time to take out my camera, but I found a picture of that moment taken by a paparazzi (you’ll find it at the end of the post)
I had the luck of spotting Patrick Demarchelier, one of my favourite photographers, seconds before he entered the restaurant, and I took his photo. It was an “I have Patrick!” moment as its best (remember that scene from Devil Wears Prada?)
Patrick was born in a village near Paris in 1943, and when he moved to New York with his girlfriend he began working as a photographer. Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar discovered his talent soon, and hired him for the most important productions and covers. Since then, he’s photographed some of the most iconic images and is responsible of great campaigns for Dior and Chanel, among others. He says it was when Grace Coddington chose him for an editorial for the British Vogue when his career took off. These are some of his most famous photographs:
Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lana del Rey, Eva Longoria, Avril Lavigne and Kate Moss are some of the A-list celebrities that love L’Avenue. Oh, and by the way, the food is really good, I had pasta and it was delicious.
Foto por Gskill. And it’s a Lamborghini Aventador, in case you were interested ;)