“I’m not interested in celebrities with their free dresses. Look at the clothes, the cut, the silhouette, the color. It’s the clothes. Not the celebrity and not the spectacle.”
"More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of New York. It's the total scope of fashion in the life of New York."
Oscar De La Renta
“He does make you run, Bill. He once said to me, ''Baby, can you stand on top of that grille?'' We were outside the Louvre, and I had on a white chiffon dress. He could see right up to my pants. I was walking on the street recently in Paris when he just grabbed me and said, ''Come, kid, get out there!'' You don't mind because you know the voice.”
"We all dress for Bill."
“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be.”