About me I'm a writer in new york. previously, i worked at the baltimore sun, where i covered the music industry and youth culture, and at the miami new times, where i wrote cover stories on cuban punks and strippers, AMONG OTHER THINGS. Im now an editor at Women's Wear Daily.*
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(Source: The New York Times)
That’s just one eminently quotable guy, John Fairchild, talking to another, John Duka, for a piece about Charles James that appeared a month after the designer died in 1978. Yes, my little obsession with Duka continues - fun fact: he worked for Fairchild Publications at one point, at Home Furnishings Daily.
Duka was one of the many fashion people who stopped by James’ squalid apartment at the Chelsea Hotel in the designer’s later year. James is credited with a number of innovations in fashion - he is subject of an exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute - and when he died, penniless, everyone gushed about his forgotten genius, much like now. Fairchild viewed him as an eccentric: “James had almost no impact on fashion.” James death’ did end up getting the publisher’s attention, just a few dignified paragraphs in Women’s Wear Daily. The obituary appeared on page 22.