Couture & Cycling: Another Big ‘Alternative’ Photo Gallery

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Photo Gallery: PEZ Paparazzi, John Thomson, has put together another of his mega collections. From the cat walk’s of Paris to the mud of cyclocross and road racing, John has chosen more of his favorite pics, and added a few others not from his own lens.

# You can see John’s ‘Roubaix Cobbles and Paris Couture Mega Photo Gallery’ HERE and his ‘Paris Couture Meets ‘Cross & Covers: John’s Big ‘Alternative’ Photo Gallery’ HERE. #

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Kirsti Lay at New West GP

John says: “Another very miscellaneous gallery that includes Paris Fashion Week, muddy cross, riders in the news and of course the two tenors Mathieu and Wout. All shots were taken with a Ricoh GRII and Canon flash except for Strade Bianche and Louis Vervaeke (Nikon D3). Sven Tuft was shot with a circa 2002 Canon D60, a great camera I used for many years.”

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Mary Leest at Stella McCartney

cannibal
The fine young Cannibal is class on and off the bike. Tadej Pogačar at Strade Bianche 2019

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Tina Kunakey arrives at TommyXZendaya and the security guy has everything under control

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Awesome Wout (at Essen16) had the trifecta of stage wins at the Tour

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MVDP (at GP De Ster Sint-Niklaas) had a dramatic end to his Tokyo dream

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Doutzen Kroes at Isabel Marant

dumoulin
Tom Dumoulin (at Strade18) got a great comeback silver in the Tokyo TT

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Après Louis Vuitton outside the Louvre

xpedo cxr pedalbanner with Brian McCullough

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Wout (at Zonhoven18) rode like a champion for silver in the Olympic road race and called Carapaz a beautiful winner

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Elena Perminova at Isabel Marant

hinault
Bernard Hinault riding cross in yellow. Maybe in the future for Wout? Photo credit Jean Jaffre Mirroir du Cyclisme

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Tour yellow at Chanel

de vlaeminck
Roger De Vlaeminck as world champion reminds me of a current Belgian star. Photo credit L’Équipe

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Models at A.P.C.

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Mathieu (at Essen16) had us on our feet at the finish and in tears post race at the TDF stage 2

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Après Balmain

mvdp
Just another reason we love watching MVDP

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Saint Laurent show at the Trocadero Fountain

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Après Saint Laurent

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Matej Mohorič (at Strade18) had a great TDF with 2 stage wins and even a touch of controversy

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Suave guy at Isabel Marant

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Bert De Backer at Quebec GP and calling time on a great pro career

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Gorgeous red at Givenchy

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Emma White (at Essen16) from cross and road to a podium at the Tokyo Olympics on the track

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Giancarlo Giammetti co-founder of Valentino

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Curtis White at U23 Essen 2016 and multiple Pan-American champion

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Arrival at Balmain

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Merckx at the Giro. Photo credit Bicisport

pink
Posing in Giro pink as the runway photogs in the background head to the next show

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Ben Tulett 2-times world junior champion at Scheldecross Antwerpen

red
Vuelta red and wearing a nonsmoking T-shirt

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Belgisch Kampioen Philippe Gilbert at Flanders 2017 and maybe rode his last TDF this year

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Celine models exit at Les Invalides

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Eddy Merckx on the cover of a 1972 Tele Poche

cool
Cool guy in shades with bling and tats

pippo
Cool Pippo at Flanders 2017

navy
Navy glam at Paco Rabanne

brand
Lucinda Brand (at Overijse18) won the mountain classification at the Giro d’Italia Donne 2021

jumping
Jumping outside the TommyXZendaya show

richards
Evie Richards (at Namur) got a fine 7th at the Tokyo Olympics in MTB. Paris 2024?

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Rita Ora at Miu Miu

bicisport
A special edition of Bicisport. Photo credit Bicisport

winni
Top model Winni Harlow running late for the TommyXZendaya show at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees

two greats
Two of the greatest at the Giro. Photo credit Olympia

alviti
Sveva Alviti at TommyXZendaya

pidcock
It’s hard to take your eyes off the new Olympic MTB champion Tom Pidcock (here at Namur)

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Queen t-shirt at Chloé

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The phenom Tom Pidcock (at GP De Ster Sint-Niklaas) born to ride not just MTB and now riding the Vuelta

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Beauty at Paco Rabanne

de boer
Sophie de Boer at Essen 2016

cross
Hana Cross at Miu Miu

compton
15-times US champion, and 2-times previous winner, the legend Katie Compton at Namur 2019

balman
Models at Balmain

clara
Newly crowned US champion Clara Honsinger at Namur 2019, and got 2nd in 2020

hip
Hip couple at Valentino

choc
Chocolate mousse in Ronse

bekaert
Yentl Bekaert at U23 Namur 2019

mud
Going straight to the bike wash

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“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actress Margaret Qualley at Celine

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Jens Adams at Overijse 2018

courreges
Courreges models

baers
Arne Baers for Belgium at U19 Namur 2019

courreges
Courreges show over the Canal Saint-Martin

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Three times world cyclocross champion Zdenek Stybar at GP De Ster Sint-Niklaas 2019

natasha
Natasha Poly at Isabel Marant

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Quinten Hermans 2nd at GP De Ster Sint-Niklaas 2019

monoban
Lisa Manoban at Céline

rochette
Three times Canadian and Pan American cyclocross champion Maghalie Rochette at Namur 2019

yellow
Gorgeous sunflower yellow

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Laura Verdonschot at Essen 2016

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Top model Kris Grikaite

vervaek
Louis Vervaeke at GP Montreal 2015 had a top 20 at the Giro and will ride for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl next year

pooch
Parisian pooch with lipstick stained cigarette butt on the ground

fashionista
Beautiful fashionista with cigarette butt on the ground

van der poel
Not the only VDP that fans look up to. David riding to a podium at Essen 2018

carla
Carla Ginola at Balmain

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Stephen Hyde at Overijse 2016 and multiple Pan American cyclocross champion

dudes
Stylish dudes

merckx
The famous Windsor poster of Eddy Merckx riding a Colnago

lady
Lady in shades with transparent purse bag at Valentino

montreal
Worlds in Montreal in 2026? Sagan at GP Montreal and moving on to TotalEnergies

ellen
Sarah Ellen at Miu Miu

boonen
Tommeke at Montreal where another Belgian won in 1974

browne
Arrival at Thom Browne

merckx
Eddy on the cover of another tv guide

rabanne
At Paco Rabanne

borghini
Elisa Longo Borghini was 3rd here at Strade Bianche 2018 and also at both the Rio and Tokyo Olympic road races

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Photographicus Animalis in his natural habitat. The great photog James Startt on the cobbles at the Tour of Flanders

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Top model Jourdan Dunn at Balmain

gorilla
The Gorilla off the front at Flanders and calling time on a great career

McQueen
Arrival at Alexander McQueen

docker
Podcaster to the stars Mitch Docker here at Flanders will call time on a great pro career after Paris Roubaix

hilton
Nicky Hilton Rothschild at Valentino

tuft
Svein Tuft at Yaletown GP Vancouver and now doing awesome gravel tours

glam
Retro glam at TommyXZendaya

verschueren
Flying up the Koppenberg in the sky. Jolien Verschueren (1990 – 2021)

# Big thanks to John for a look at part of his vast photo collection. #

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