Anna Wintour, Vogue’s no-nonsense editor-in-chief, famously said, “We all get dressed for Bill.” She’s referring to Bill Cunningham, the beloved New York City icon and fashion photographer for the New York Times
Cunningham (1929-2016) was as noted for his candid shots as for the trusty bicycle that he rode to capture the subjects of his signature work. His groundbreaking fashion photography saw him not only chronicling the city streets but also its most glittering society events and fashion shows. That and his lifetime of work are now being honored with an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library in Manhattan.
Of course, his bike is on display as part of Celebrating Bill Cunningham
, mounted in honor of the society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera and photographs. All, press materials note, “reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham, one of the late 20th century’s most influential trend-spotters and style authorities.” Read more…