|Photos WritersClearinghouseIRichard Carreño|
Popped into Librarie Galignani, 224 rue de Rivoli, Paris' oldest English-language bookshop, last week for some odds and ends for philabooksIbooksellers. I made my way to the rear of the store, where I noticed a white-haired, pony-tailed gent running through several stacks of books with shop assistant. After a moment, I recognized him as Kark Lagerfeld, Chanel's creative director.
Lagerfeld was obviously a faithful patron of the shop; his photo is displayed near an information desk. He also reads in English, and histories seem to be a favorite subject. I checked the stacks he selected after he departed the shop with an armful of books. A driver was awaiting, with a parked limo on front.
-- Richard Carreño