The book is called “PAUL SMITH Notes” and it’s a ‘welcome’ to the world of a gentleman designer from A to Z route.
“A” for Abbey Road, like the “psychedelic” moment that transformed destiny and “Z” for Zebra because it’s a horse with pyjamas…
“You can find inspiration in everything…” is one of his favorite sentences, and the camera pending against his white shirt eternalizes every magnificent detail you find later on a hem and on a lining.
Mr SMITH waves “hi” to the cleaning lady with the same allure as he waves “hi” to a celebrity.
He stores all kinds of objects like an art hunter and from there sums-up ideas about the next best things…
He is a flower person, like an homage to the 60s period that revealed his creativity.
And Mr SMITH receives many gifts that he exhibits and he personally answers to the letters from his admirers, like the young boy that asked him to create a tee-shirt for his hamster.
Within 300 pictures, among which personal photographs, you will witness the superb universe of PAUL SMITH, a Gentleman & Designer.
And like an every-day diary, the documentary is an insight into the playful & creative world of PAUL SMITH, that dreamt of becoming a professional cyclist & turned out with a design empire of 3000 employees around the world.
“Paul Smith Notes” by Olivier Wicker, Co-edited by Editions de la Martinière & Arte Editions.
“Paul Smith, Gentleman Designer” Arte TV, www.arte.tv/paulsmith
Image source: www.paulsmith.com