Fashion Climbing: A New York Life
Who: The late fashion maverick who invented street-style photography with his columns in The New York Times.
In a nutshell: Like stepping backstage at a fashion show in the ’70s. Life lessons: His philosophy was: “If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do.” He rarely ate or drank at all the fashion parties he was invited to. He also always wore a dustman’s jacket. Respect. Celebrity mentions: Mostly high, highsociety names you’ve probably not heard of. He spent his life surrounded by celebrity (Anna Wintour once said “We all dress for Bill”)… but didn’t give a damn about any of it. Wild stories: That time he accessorised with two chickens covered in glitter, brought them to a party and all hell broke loose. £16.99, Chatto & Windus