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.
Click below to read the article about student Julian Andres Arango!
By Danielle Contray, August 18, 2014
The lead dresser for the Tony-winning musical shares how he made it to Broadway, dressing everyone from crooners to vintage to more than a thousand clowns, and the day–to-day trials of one of the most demanding jobs on Broadway…
The DENYC just had its kick off weekends with intense all-day sessions (you can set your beach calendar to this — it’s always the first two best weekends of perfect weather of the summer — and these dedicated 32 designers are indoors without windows the whole time) — and guess what?
They love it!
Each year the faculty adjust the program to customize it to the class and each year the incoming class is further along in their business at the start than the year before. I co-teach growth strategies (with some marketing thrown in).
I’m particularly excited about the first fashion tech designer to participate in DENYC! A handbag that charges your cell phone! Wait til you see the rest! On second thought, don’t wait http://www.designentrepreneursnyc.com/participants.html
Look for pop-up shops featuring the alumni especially as the holidays approach.
Check out the program, it’s current students and alumni, http://blog.fitnyc.edu/denyc/