I also attended this event with Instructor Melissa Hall: http://www.refinery29.com/2014/09/73904/bill-cunningham-fern-mallis-interview
“Fashion is armor to get through life.”
“I eat with my eyes.” (In response to question about food. When he moved into his new apartment the first thing he did was have the refrigerator removed to make more room for his file cabinets. He can always grab something at the deli. Doesn’t much care what he eats.)
Told a story about taking a photo of a woman because of the marvelous (his most used word) way the shoulder was cut in on her fur coat. Realized later it was Garbo.
Fiercely independent. For example, pays for his ticket to Paris each year. NYT would pay but then he’d have to do what they want him to.
He cried– touched that when spoke of mother gathering coal from the train tracks or sharing a story about a wonderful party on Fire Island (the last before the AIDS epidemic hit) or his experience of the famous 1973 Versaille fashion show– he had to stop and collect himself before returning to his almost constant smile.
Never spoke ill of his family although they clearly rejected him for being in fashion.
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