Inside the Intimate New Exhibition Celebrating the Life of Bill Cunningham

Publisher: 
Fashionista
Date: 
June 20, 2018
Bill Cunningham was a relic of another time in New York fashion, not one to peacock himself despite being a fixture within the industry community. It's a trait so rare these days, as social media has turned everyone into a shameless self promoter. Still, Cunningham was ahead of his time. In 1967, London photographer David Montgomery gave Cunningham his first camera, an Olympus PEN-D, telling him to "get rid of your pen and notepad, that's passé. Use [this camera] like your notebook." It was prescient, 50 years before the age of Instagram and long ahead of the dawn of street style as we know it. Cunningham's recount of that moment, as well as other mementos, ephemerals, and photographs are on display at the New York Historical Society through Sept. 9, in a new exhibition celebrating the late-New Yorker's life. Read more…
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