RIP Bill Cunningham
Bill Cunningham, the legendary fashion photographer for the New York Times, has died in Manhattan, after being hospitalized earlier in the week following a stroke. He was 87.
A regular at all of New York’s fashion shows, Cunningham always wore the same look, a blue french worker's jacket, khaki and sneakers and photographed both the famous and the unknown. Over four decades of an iconic career as well as his revered fashion work, Cunningham gave birth to the street style photography as we know it today.
Bill Cunningham will be remembered for his attention to detail and as a style authority and fashion institution.
In 2008, Cunningham went to Paris, where the French government bestowed the Legion of Honor on him. In New York, he was celebrated at Bergdorf Goodman, where a life-size mannequin of him was installed in the window.
And in 2010, a documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, premiered at the Museum of Modern Art to glowing reviews.