A day at the fashion presentations

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At the John Richmond show, Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia. The music is Lou Reed, Waiting for the man

Piazza della Repubblica, silent testimony to the Second World War. The shrapnel hole in the lamp-post has been dated

Piazza della Repubblica, silent testimony to the folly of war. The shrapnel hole in the lamp-post has been dated August 1943, when three massive Allied raids were launched.

Coffee at MacDonalds in Piazza San Babila

Coffee at MacDonalds in Piazza San Babila

The first presentation is Boglioli, on the sixth floor above Piazza San Babila

The first presentation is Boglioli, on the sixth floor above Piazza San Babila

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Dogs in Corso Vittorio Emanuele

Dogs in Corso Vittorio Emanuele

Outside the Cathedral, a busker who somehow transports a grand piano and sets up on the pavement

Outside the Cathedral, a busker who somehow transports a grand piano and sets up on the pavement

The same pianist in a photo showing him in Venice

The same pianist in a photo showing him in Venice

Outside the John Richmond fashion show, the fashionistas are in full view

Outside the John Richmond fashion show, the fashionistas are in full view

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Waiting for the John Richmond fashion show to begin

Waiting for the John Richmond fashion show to begin

A journalist's assistant

A journalist’s assistant