Men’s fashion week has been taking place the last few weeks in Europe. The Fashion Director of Esquire magazine, Nick Sullivan, has been making the rounds and also posting some fun “double take” photos on Instagram. Not sure if they are taken at the time or combined in PhotoShop but the photos combine an old photo and the current street scene. One of my favorite things about Europe is that it doesn’t change that much as you can see here.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Above: Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin on the rue Royale in Paris. Year unknown.
Pablo Picasso on rue Ravignan in Paris in 1905.
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Year unknown.
Actor Alain Delon in the film Le Samourai on the rue de Berri in Paris in 1967.
Helmut Newton taken on rue Aubriot in Paris in 1975.
Tilda Swinton in the film I Am Love filmed at the Villa Necchi in Milan, Italy in 2010.
Outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Year unknown.
On Via della Vigna Nuova in Florence, Italy. Year unknown.
Outside Caffe Gilli in Florence Italy by Ruth Orkin in 1951.
Hawkes in 1930 and Gieves & Hawkes in 2015 in London, England.
Cary Grant outside Claridge’s in London, England. Year unknown.
The Beatles on Rupert Court in London, England. Year unknown.