Last evening Paul Smith held a private viewing for customers, friends, and fans to celebrate photographs taken by Gary Oldman and Jack English for the upcoming movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The event, which also attracted press was held over two floors at Paul Smith's Maronouchi store and saw Sir Paul speak about the exhibition's photographs and catch up with his friends and fans in Japan. Holding court with Paul were Guy Perryman, Saleem d'Aronville, Beezer and of course myself.
When I asked Sir Paul about the photographs he replied " they were photographs he found in a drawer taken by Gary Oldman, who did not think they were very good ." Luckily Paul Smith thought they were good and is now sharing them with his legion of fans and customers in Japan through this fun exhibition.
My thoughts upon meeting Paul Smith; impeccably well-dressed, extremely friendly and very tall.