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… fashion is the armor to survive the reality of every day life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization. 

– Bill Cunningham (1929-2016), fashion photographer for the New York Times. Quoted in the documentary, Bill Cunningham New York.

I was sad to hear that Mr. Cunningham had passed away this last Saturday after suffering a stroke.

From his modesty to his signature French blue working jacket to his keen eye for unique fashion – there will never be another Bill Cunningham. RIP.

 

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untitledAll those people who complain about there’s no fashion – it is fashion but it’s functional fashion.

– Bill Cunningham, street fashion photographer for the New York Times.

Mr. Cunningham made this comment during the polar vortex, which swept through most of the US last week bringing sub-zero temperatures and plenty of snow. According to Cunningham, NYC residents maintained their sense of fashion while also staying warm.

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Bill Cunningham fashioning hats in the 1960s.

Bill Cunningham fashioning hats in the 1960s.

As a kid I went to church and all I did was look at women’s hats.

– Bill Cunningham, New York Times fashion photographer and former milliner.

Click here to read Mr. Cunningham’s column, On the Street. 

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