While strolling from the Marais to the Louvre one evening thirty years ago,

we happened upon rue St. Denis.

It was incredible.

THE EXOTIC LADIES OF RUE ST. DENIS

by Kristen CoConis

The street was a phantasmagoria of wonderful women.

 

They wandered the sidewalks and lounged in cafés,

leaned against walls and posed in doorways.

Virtuous voluptuaries and wanton waifs.

Boas, chiffon, leather and lace.