I never thought about leaving New York after 9/11. I spend a lot of time outside of New York, but there's no other place like it in the world. I've lived here for so many years. It's a wonderful, wonderful place.
I clearly remember driving into New York the day before 9/11. It was a beautiful Monday morning and as I was approaching the city I came up this little rise and the city was laid out in this panoramic view. I was looking at the whole thing and I saw the World Trade Center. I said, "Oh my god, I should take a picture before it disappears." It gives me goosebumps when I think about that moment now.
There was a huge party that night. It was a big fashion show that Marc Jacobs threw on one of the piers. He covered the whole thing in grass and it was just like an old time New York party. Everyone was feeling so good, and the next morning the s**t hit the fan.
I was watching everything happen before I even turned on the news. At the time, I had an apartment on the 17th floor and IRead More »from Debbie Harry Reflects on 9/11 Ten Years Later