At some point Bill said to me, "You've got to go to Paris.
At some point Bill said to me, "You've got to go to Paris. Every kid your age who wants to do something in fashion has to go to Paris." So I went to live in Paris for nine months, and I would run into Bill at the shows. He would help me sneak into shows by giving me his invitations. Once, as I was leaving a show, I felt something in my pocket. It was a $50 bill. He had slipped it into my pocket.