For those who think that The Sartorialist is the first photographer to go street style I introduce you the fathers of fashion street style photography; the Seeberger brothers Jules Louis and Henri who with their photocameras in the beginning of the 20th century were snapping pictures from the wealthy people in the streets of Paris and selling their shoots to magazines. While not so famous at the time they were taking their photos, nowadays they are back to the fashion limelight giving inspiration to designers and stylists. The Seeberger Freres have left a precious archive for the fashion industry. Here are some of the shoots I could find on the web.
LOOK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20th CENTURY STREET STYLE