According to Wikipedia The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is cited as being one of the most fashionable streets in the world.
I had seen shots taken there by Scott Schuman in The Sartorialist book and planned to walk it from top near the Champs all the way to the bottom by the Pimpidou Centre.
I managed to get most of the way down when the police stopped me to tell me "it's not possible!". There was heavy security and roadblocks in the road due to a meeting of World leaders talking about the financial crisis. I showed the 'nice' (cough) policeman my camera and map and tried to explain where I was going and once again was told that would not be happening and I had to find a new way around.
I followed his instructions to save myself a beating and hugh around watching the police and notable dignitaries through a fence before being moved on again.
It was a fascinating street, I kept seeing fashionable people who then disappeared into buildings, around corners and was becoming a little despondent when I luckily saw this chap!
I was walking in front of him and he was really smartly dressed and very suave looking so I waited till he came near (I think he thought I was stalking him) and explained the project to him. It was a hard sell initially as he wasn't keen on being photographed, but I kept at it and explained why I liked his style and he allowed me to take a few shots (I had the 50mm lens on for the day as I wanted to be back in familiar territory). I offered to show him my shot and he said he didn't want to see them. I asked for his name and he refused to give me it, it was no name or no photograph!
Most interesting encounter and a guy with great style!