On Sunday, the paper featured Francois "Frans" Nieuwendam, who died on May 3 at his East Village apartment. He was 60.
Aside from a career working the door at high-end clubs in the day, he was "a made-to-measure specialist helping men’s wear customers at Barneys and other retailers and as a consultant for, and producer of, fashion shows."
Here's more from an obituary at Legacy.com:
As a young man in London, Frans spent his meager allowance on King's Road emulating the looks of style icons the likes of David Bowie and Brian Ferry. He worked as a bespoke, made to measure consultant for Alfred Dunhill, Jil Sander, Barney's and Hickey Freeman. He often advised that "The suit is always the best garment to flatter a man."
According to his friend Sudha Chinniah: "Frans was absolutely the most stylish man in any room he entered, but dominated much more profoundly in his elegance of character and ability to connect with anyone he met."