NEW YORK, Aug 30, 2008 / FW/ — Bill Cunningham is as much as a fashion icon as Anna Wintour. While Anna Wintour helms the most influential fashion glossy in the globe, Bill Cunningham shoots photos for one of the most influential daily in the world.
Their authority in fashion might be dissimilar, but their influences are both far reaching. He has been a photographer for The New York times since December 1978. He also narrates a slide show of “On the Street” posted each week on NYTimes.com, with additional comments and background on his photographs.
In true Big Apple style, the special window displays from Sep 5 – 16, 2008 at Bergdorf Goodman will offer a unique retrospective of Mr. Cunningham’s work. The images – candid photographs of everyday New Yorkers taken on the street as they sport their fashion know-how, and of equally stylish guests at glittering evening events – have never before been collected and shown in this way
Mr. Cunningham will be honored at a private V.I.P. event at Bergdorf Goodman co-hosted by The Times, Bergdorf Goodman and – in tribute to Mr. Cunningham’s preferred, low-emission mode of transportation around the city, his bicycle – the New York City Department of Transportation
Mr. Cunningham has been a photographer for The Times since December 1978. He also narrates a slide show of “On the Street” posted each week on NYTimes.com, with additional comments and background on his photographs.