Madame Ikuko Nakano at Toraya


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Two years ago when I was having lunch with my friend Shoji Fujii at Toraya we met two lovely ladies from Kyoto, Madame Nakano and Madame Sugahara. Every year they stay for a few weeks at the Ritz. Last year was the first time in thirty years that they did not come to Paris. I knew that they would be here soon and was hoping that Shoji and I could see them again. By chance, although I strongly believe that there are no accidents in life, I ran into them at Toraya. Madame Sugahara had forgotten something at the hotel so she is not in the photo.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.