2. Bill Cunningham
Bill may be old school, but don’t count him out just yet. Not only has he paved the way for this new generation of style catchers, but he also reaches more people than any of the others could even begin to imagine, both through the New York Times Sunday Styles section and on the paper’s website.
I sat next to Cunningham once at a show in Paris, and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life–we talked Balenciaga and Alaia. The rest of the conversation I’ll keep for myself, because it was too special to go blathering on about.