Bill Cunningham is an icon. At age 82 he is going strong photographing “clothes” on the streets of Manhattan. For decades New York Times photographer has his photo columns; “On the street” and “Evening Hours”.
Bill has extensively photographed “clothes” in Paris too. Long before the Runway shows of Fashion Houses, he was photographing the Haute Couture shows in Paris. In 2008 he was awarded Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by French Ministry of Culture.
Vogue editor in chief, Anna Wintour has said about him, “We all get dressed for Bill Cunningham”. About his photography he says, “ I am not interested in celebrities with their free dresses. I am interested in clothes”.
In 2010 New York times had a documentary on Bill, “ Bill Cunningham New York”, if you have not seen it please do.
Some of Bill's photography:
Bill in action:
Picture credits: google, ny times etc.