New York Times journalist and photographer Bill Cunningham was a New York City legend; he snapped images of NYC’s elite at fashion shows and other events, as well as the fashion he witnessed on the City’s streets. An exhibition of his work is nothing new at the New-York Historical Society; however, the museum has acquired new objects, photographs, memorabilia and personal correspondence belonging to Cunningham, further piecing together his fascinating life and extraordinary work.
Bill Cunningham, 181 Madison Avenue Belmont Building (built 1924−25), ca. 1968−76. Courtesy, New-York Historical Society Library, Gift of Bill Cunningham