R. Couri Hay reflects on his friendship with legendary fashion designer Charles James for New York Magazine. R. Couri Hay began his career as an editor for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. In the article Hay talks about meeting James, preserving his legacy, and Jame’s friendship with Warhol.
“I was there when Lou Reed came down and started to sing the original verses of ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ to Candy Darling in Charles James’s room,” Hay recalls. “[James] was like a punk-rocker. He was a real rebel.”