Quote of Note | Richard Simmons

“I’m an illustrator. I’ve been drawing since I was a kid in New Orleans. I started hanging around Jackson Square and learning different techniques. When I went to college in Florence, Italy and spent a little time in Palermo, Sicily, I took up fashion illustration, graphic design, and I worked on a couple of children’s books. Then I got jobs doing fashion illustrations, but there was something missing. I was alone in the room with a dress, and it wasn’t for me—I needed to be around people!”

-Fitness fanatic Richard Simmons, interviewed by Eddie Roche in today’s kickoff issue of The Daily, the ebullient tabloid distributed at Fashion Week show venues throughout New York City