Ellen Von Unwerth Explores the Secret Salons of Paris

Iconic fashion photographer/director Ellen Von Unwerth delved deep into the secret salons of Paris to capture their history for CNN Style. Focusing on Lapérouse, a restaurant and bar founded in 1766, known as the extravagant play den for rich men and their mistresses who once drank, danced, and enjoyed life there. Though many decades have passed, much of the interiors Von Unwerth explores are still rich with romantic and intricate details of the past. “A good picture is just one image which is haunting and changing your life in a way. A good picture is something a bit magical, too.” – Ellen Von Unwerth