Pepi Loulakaki and I met on the day of our photo shoot. At once we felt we shared a common vocabulary of ethics, aesthetics and artistic concerns. When we discussed the concept of this photo shoot, France had not undergone the November 13th attack. We had a pompomed child-sized tsarouhi—the characteristic shoe of the Greek Evzone costume—in our hands, two small gods and that jacket that belonged to Grandma Sofila—a journey and heritage all rolled into one. Greece, France and Egypt. What an odd coincidence. My personal desire was to pay homage to two beloved creators: Man Ray and Coco Chanel. I wanted to converse in their language, to share their fears and to remember how pertinent they are today. I wished to proudly pin on our ancestors’garment, which stands at attention, eager to celebrate once again, the Greek tsarouhi shoe in the form of a brooch. What has been handed down to us must be kept alive, ready to share joys and sorrows, life and death.