Filled with awe, excitement and an extra spring in their step, on any given day you will find the square at Trocadéro flooded with hundreds of smiling citizens of the world, people who have traveled thousands of miles just to see this famous structure, to stand in front of it alone, with their family, their friends, their enemies or their fiancés, with the common goal of "capturing" this oh-so-precious moment.
If you had spent a lot of time playing with a Paris-themed Playmobile set growing up, you would not be disappointed when you arrived in real-Paris -- except that the people are less "joint-y" and their hair's not as perfectly shaped. Unfortunately being able to appreciate quality design and effective city-maintenance programs does nothing to improve your French.
Working as a photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, and advertising film director since the 1960s, Jean-Paul Goude has had a rich and storied career. From the New York of Andy Warhol and mixed cultures, to famous model and singer Grace Jones, his muse of the 70s-80s, from the spectacular Bicentennial Parade in Paris in 1989 to ads for Kodak and Chanel, Goude has been one of the greatest contemporary imaginations and seminal tastemakers for over four decades.