I’ve never been enough of a fashion trender or a socialite for him to really need to know me, but my office used to be on 57th street, and I’d see Bill Cunningham all the time. Then I’d see him at parties and such, so I’d always say hi. When he came back to work after his bike accident, I told him, “Welcome back!” and he smiled and said “Thanks!”
So it’s been a grinning pleasure to listen to him narrate his weekly On the Street photocollages for the NY Times:
Here we are, the first week in August, and the New Yorkers are all in black clothes! Well, not all, but you know what I mean.