Couture & Cycling: Another Big ‘Alternative’ Photo Gallery

A John Thomson Photo Collection

Photo Gallery: PEZ Paparazzo, 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. #


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.”


Mary Leest at Stella McCartney


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


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


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


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


Doutzen Kroes at Isabel Marant


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


Après Louis Vuitton outside the Louvre


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


Elena Perminova at Isabel Marant


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


Tour yellow at Chanel


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


Models at A.P.C.


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


Après Balmain


Just another reason we love watching MVDP


Saint Laurent show at the Trocadero Fountain


Après Saint Laurent


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


Suave guy at Isabel Marant


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


Gorgeous red at Givenchy


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


Giancarlo Giammetti co-founder of Valentino


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


Arrival at Balmain


Merckx at the Giro. Photo credit Bicisport


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


Ben Tulett 2-times world junior champion at Scheldecross Antwerpen


Vuelta red and wearing a nonsmoking T-shirt


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


Celine models exit at Les Invalides


Eddy Merckx on the cover of a 1972 Tele Poche


Cool guy in shades with bling and tats


Cool Pippo at Flanders 2017


Navy glam at Paco Rabanne


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


Jumping outside the TommyXZendaya show


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


Rita Ora at Miu Miu


A special edition of Bicisport. Photo credit Bicisport


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


Two of the greatest at the Giro. Photo credit Olympia


Sveva Alviti at TommyXZendaya


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


Queen t-shirt at Chloé


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


Beauty at Paco Rabanne


Sophie de Boer at Essen 2016


Hana Cross at Miu Miu


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


Models at Balmain


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


Hip couple at Valentino


Chocolate mousse in Ronse


Yentl Bekaert at U23 Namur 2019


Going straight to the bike wash


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


Jens Adams at Overijse 2018


Courreges models


Arne Baers for Belgium at U19 Namur 2019


Courreges show over the Canal Saint-Martin


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


Natasha Poly at Isabel Marant


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


Lisa Manoban at Céline


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


Gorgeous sunflower yellow


Laura Verdonschot at Essen 2016


Top model Kris Grikaite


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


Parisian pooch with lipstick stained cigarette butt on the ground


Beautiful fashionista with cigarette butt on the ground


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


Carla Ginola at Balmain


Stephen Hyde at Overijse 2016 and multiple Pan American cyclocross champion


Stylish dudes


The famous Windsor poster of Eddy Merckx riding a Colnago


Lady in shades with transparent purse bag at Valentino


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


Sarah Ellen at Miu Miu


Tommeke at Montreal where another Belgian won in 1974


Arrival at Thom Browne


Eddy on the cover of another tv guide


At Paco Rabanne


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


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


Top model Jourdan Dunn at Balmain


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


Arrival at Alexander McQueen


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


Nicky Hilton Rothschild at Valentino


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


Retro glam at TommyXZendaya


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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