Bill Cunningham, that dear, charming, mysterious iconoclast, went and secretly wrote a memoir. It was found posthumously by his family and will be released September 2018.
Above, a clip from his "On The Street" series for NYT, 4/20/15.
SO good to hear that voice!
Anytime I hear the word marvelous, it's with his warm, jovial, crackly annunciation.
"Oh, isn't that just MAH-va-lous?! I thought you'd like to know."
Seeing his documentary in 2013 was a personal game-changer.
It changed what it means to be interested in fashion.
He captured it all:
International fashion weeks, the galas, fundraisers, and most importantly, the everyday looks on the street, recognizing the high and the low, yet treating it all with the same level of care and attention. All while riding his bike in his standard uniform look.
He's considered the godfather of Street Style,
named a NY Living Legend.
and was awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
Yet, most would be surprised by his enormous humility and austere lifestyle.
An individual of incredible integrity, that one.
If you haven't seen Bill Cunningham New York yet, it is highly recommended.
Mark your calendar for a September release date of "Fashion Climbing."
In Bookstores Now
Speaking of "Mah-va-lous" Beings...
Yes, that is a Barbie in her likeness.
NYFW: Fall 2018
When this image came out in Vogue's September 2017 issue,
it was a fast favorite.
It must have hit a nerve, because quilt piecing
was splashing all over Fall 2018.
The marriage of the high impact graphic
feels fresh, while the
old-fashioned medium is a great pairing for sustainability.
Garment-making by it's nature, leaves the maker with perfectly good fabric, just in a strange assorted sizes.
Quilting is a beautiful way to absorb them back into the supply chain.
Read more about the trend here.
Ermergurd. My eyes. They've been blinded with science.
Now through May 13,
the master of 3D printing, Iris van Herpen,
will be exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum, before moving on to Toronto.
Read more about it here
Thank you for being here. Talk to you soon.
What a rascal,
Today the Times announced the late, great fashion photographer had written his memoirs.
Mark you calendar for September!
Read the NYT article here.
A selection of articles covering his memorial service last Monday at Carnegie Hall. Also, interviews and articles from his assistant, John Kurdewan and the filmmakers of Bill Cunningham New York.
The New York Times Pays Tribute to Bill Cunningham at Carnegie Hall - WWD
Postscript: Bill Cunningham - The New York Times
They Dressed for Bill - The New York Times
Of Course There Was Street Style at Bill Cunningham's Memorial Service - Observer
Bill Cunningham's Memorial Service at Carnegie Hall - Vogue
John Kurdewan, Bill's assistant speaks about his best friend - Instagram, @workforbillc
What It Was Like Working for Legendary New York Times
Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham - Business Insider
Left to Right: Richard Press and Philip Gefter.
“But that was the thing about Bill.
First Lady of Personal Style,
The Master of Color and Pattern in her own words:
That concludes this month's posts.
See you Sept. 5th
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Deep heartbreak since reading the news.
The Master is gone.
Everything I type, is quickly deleted,
because there is a bottleneck of emotions
between my brains and my fingers.
It's a tall order to sum up
everything this stranger means to me.
Vanessa Friedman of NYT, is not alone
(not by a long shot)
when she describes him,
"a formative influence on my life."
Read her article here.
What It Was Like to Be Photographed by Bill Cunningham
watch the documentary.
Below is the trailer from the 2011 film,
Bill Cunningham New York
Below, some favorite images of New York's much beloved, Living Landmark.
Thank You for everything, Mr. Cunningham.
You are dearly missed.
This here is a celebration at the intersection of