Paris Couture Meets ‘Cross & Covers: John’s Big ‘Alternative’ Photo Gallery

A John Thomson Photo Collection

PeloPics: Our resident ‘Paparazzi’ John Thomson has rattled his vast photo collection for another very varied gallery. A mix of his own cyclo-cross and couture shots, plus his favorite cycling magazine cover photos.

# You can see John’s last ‘Roubaix Cobbles and Paris Couture Mega Photo Gallery’ HERE. #

Arrival at Redemption in sunny Paris

John says: “This is a gallery of shots from Paris Fashion Week, Belgium cyclocross and some of my favorite old cycling magazines. The PFW shots were mostly done in September 2019 and just like all the cyclocross images, I used a zone focused Ricoh GRII with a Canon flash.”

Grandson Mathieu at Essen 2016

Grandfather Raymond at Paris-Nice 1966. Photo by Marcel Besson

Gorgeous fashion at Paco Rabanne

One of my all time favorite cover shots. Photo by Yann Guichaoua/Agence Vandystadt

Posing up a storm at Palais de Tokyo

Wout winning at Essen 2016

Beauty at Paco Rabanne

It was a “different” era of cycling in 1964 but nobody can dispute the great drama of the photographs

Miss Fame at Miu Miu

Jared Scott for the USA at Namur juniors 2019 on the muddy cobbles

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” actress Raffey Cassidy arrives at Miu Miu

Jacques Anquetil broke the hour record in 1967 but refused the doping test, so the record was disallowed. Photo by Raymond Riotte with the biggest and most awesome photo credit I have ever seen

Blood splatter coat at Palais de Tokyo

Joe Kiely for Great Britain at Namur juniors 2019

At Place Colette for Isabel Marant

Raymond Poulidor after his crash at the 1973 Tour

After the Loewe show

Marianne Vos 7 times World Cyclo-cross Champion at Namur 2019

Georgia Fowler at Tommy Hilfiger

Merckx at Il Lombardia in 1973. Photo by Marcel Guerard

Two fashion forward youngsters

Ruby West for Canada at Namur 2019

Devon Windsor at Redemption

Fausto Coppi in the Dolomites of the 1952 Giro

Posing at Palais de Tokyo

Laughing at Palais de Tokyo

Eli Iserbyt has his own flag at Overijse 2019

An authentic Parisian

Walter Godefroot winning Paris Roubaix 1969

A model after the Chloe show

Tom Meeusen at Overijse 2019 is one of my favorite riders to shoot

Rockin’ sweaters at A.P.C.

Merckx with Agostinho and Martinez at the 1974 Tour

Pure gold at Chanel

Annemarie Worst at Hotondcross 2019 is also one of my favorite riders to shoot

Crossing the crosswalk for Redemption

The brilliant and tragic Luis Ocaña would win the 1973 Tour

Posing at Maison Margiela

MVDP on a fast downhill corner at Overijse 2019

Model posing after the Isabel Marant show with some tourists in the background having a good laugh

Merckx and Guimard at the 1972 Tour

One of these lovely ladies is wearing Valentino

MVDP wins the Grand Prix De Ster Sint-Niklaas 2019

Eye makeup at Valentino

Merckx would win the 1971 Milan-San Remo

Evie Harris at Loewe

MVDP with mud flying at Hotondcross 2019

Two legends of street style fashion photography. Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist and Phil Oh of

Merckx would win a drama filled 1971 Tour that would include the famous crash of Ocana on a wet descent

Two smiling arrivals at Isabel Marant

Quinten Hermans at Overijse 2019 had a great Giro

Top model Jon Kortajarena at Balmain

Eddy Merckx on the cover of a 1970 tv guide

No makeup needed after Paco Rabanne

A bit of blood and a bit of mud on Tom Meeusen at Overijse 2016

No shirt needed at Maison Margiela

Ocaña bloodied and chasing with Van Impe in the rain after crashing during the 1972 Tour

Editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful has a passion for fashion

Wout at Scheldecross Antwerpen 2018

Not sure if they are laughing with the photographers or at the photographers. Probably a bit of both

No special time trial bike for Raymond Poulidor in 1971

A semi-transparent top is a magnet for photogs for some reason

Toon Aerts at Overijse 2019

Trendy couple in Paris

Hugo Koblet won the Tour and the Giro and had a colourful life and a tragic end

Just awesome

Luis Ocaña would win his only TDF in 1973

A guy has to be very cool to rock this outfit

The phenom that is Tom Pidcock at Overijse 2019

The new Oakley cycling glasses? Maybe not

Luis Ocaña won the Grand Prix des Nations time trial in 1971

Smiling arrival at Isabel Marant

Mathieu and Lars at Namur 2019

Top model Kris Grikaite at Chloe

Toon Aerts on the last lap riding with fractured ribs after his crash at Namur. I could hear him struggling to breathe as he passed by

How to wear shades

Felice Gimondi winning Paris Roubaix 1966

Posing after Saint Laurent as security tries to keep the road clear

Sir Paul after the Stella McCartney show

I have given photo credits when I could find them but in case I missed some, these are the credits for Miroir magazine. The photogs for L’Equipe magazine are Robert Legros, Marcel Guerard and Christian Rochard.

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

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