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When the Paparazzi Had Grace

Brigitte Bardot and constable, Saint-Tropez, 1975

If you happen to be in Paris this month, drop by the Galerie Art District du Royal Monceau at the Royal Monceau–Raffles hotel, where you’ll find an exceptionally tasteful collection of celebrity photos from the ’60s and ’70s taken by Daniel Angeli, “father of the paparazzi.”

There’s a cerebral tone to Angeli’s shots, particularly when compared to the shit show of “gotcha” pics and videos littering newsstands and gossip sites these days. A code of sorts seems to be at play here—an invitation, rather than an interruption. Simply put, these are beautiful photographs of beautiful people in beautiful settings.

Here are a couple of our favorites...»

Happy Birthday, Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve

Rookie of the Year: Interview sits down with the new Carolina QB Cam Newton for a chat about football, college and becoming crazy famous. [Interview]

The Rugged Fall: A tour of fall style in leather and flannel. (Watch out for the tiny “next” button.) [Two-Inch Cuffs]

Rocking Softly: Are Wilco and Feist our generation’s adult contemporary music? Seems like it. [NYMag]

Colonial Goods: The world of vintage Banana Republic catalogs is something to behold. [Archival Clothing]

Catherine Deneuve is Timeless


Catherine the Great: The World’s Best Ever justifies its name by posting vintage pictures of the world’s best, ever. [The World’s Best Ever]

Smarter than the Av-e-rage Foodie: An etiquette-obsessed guide to the weekend picnic. The good news is, it involves suspenders. [MIEN Magazine]

From the Hip: Filson leaks details on our favorite hip flask of the moment. We may have to take up surreptitious drinking. [Selectism]

America’s Crotchety Uncle: Even in the presence of Dr. Phil, David Letterman is pretty awesome. [YesButNoButYes]

Winslet/Deneuve, Obama Humor, and Dov in Peril


Belle du Jour: Kate Winslet steps into Catherine Deneuve’s shoes for the win. [FashionIndie]

Just for Kicks: What the world needs now, more than anything else, is crocodile skin sneakers. [Luxist]

The Writing on the Wall: A countdown of the top 25 parodies of Shephard Fairey’s Obama “Hope” poster. Sadly, Nate Dogg does not make the list. [Village Voice]

Dov Love: The cops are after Dov Charney, for all the obvious reasons. [PSFK]