Bill Cunningham, Legendary Fashion Photographer, Remembered

Bill Cunningham at Fashion Week photographed by Jiyang Chen
Bill Cunningham at Fashion Week photographed by Jiyang Chen

Famed fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, known for his candid style, died Saturday at the age of 87. He focused on capturing the personal style of regular folks seen on New York streets as opposed to celebrities in haute couture.

Jerry Saltz writes for New York Magazine that Cunningham was "the quintessential American photographer of modern life, and New York and the world are a lesser place without him.

For more than half a century, the stick-thin Cunningham — always in his signature blue French worker's jacket, khaki pants, and sneakers — documented what people wore wherever they wore it, as long as he thought they wore it well. His weekly columns in the New York Times were incredible pieces of delight and investigation, filled with the lightness of being and the love of being alive."

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