Bill Cunningham , “The blue soul of NYC” the fashion legend , passed away at the age of 87 a stroke.
Bill was the creator of what we know “the street style” , during 40 years he’d ride on his bike around New York , to photograph the best styles in the street with his Nikon. And though Bill habitually photographed the fashion on the runway, he was most known for the images of the trends he captured off the catwalk.
Born in March 13, 1929 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S, he attended Harvard University but dropped out then moved to NYC. He worked in many places , but most known as a writer first for Women’s Wear Dailyand then for the Chicago Tribune, known in The New York Times too then as a photographer.
He was the main figure of the documentary “Bill Cunningham : New York” in 2010. In 1983 the Council of Fashion Designers of America named Cunningham the outstanding photographer of the year. In 2008 he was awarded the Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
Some fashion celebrities gave him a tribute. Let’s give him a shoutout through his work.
NB: I used Wikipedia to help me with the awards.