I’m a big fan of Bill Cunningham. The legendary New York City street photographer has been capturing the glitterati for his famous New York Times spreads for more than 30 years. With his trademark blue smock and utilitarian bicycle, Bill pedals around New York City observing and photographing fashion trends. (Not bad for a 80+ year old.) His keen observations about style have influenced the world of fashion and made this sphere of the elite more accessible.

Bill’s recent column demonstrates why Paris is still the fashion capital. In Paris, fashion is not a distinct art form but connected to the world of art, architecture, and everyday living. The 2011 documentary “Bill Cunningham New York” is definitely worth a view. Bill reminds us that fashion is key to the human condition.