On Saturday Bill Cunningham, 87, a fashion photographer for The New York Times died. According to The Times, he was hospitalized after a stroke.
Cunningham was not your average fashion photographer, he took a very informal approach to his fashion photographs and did whatever it took to capture every fashion statement he came across. This uniqueness is also what made him such a prominent part of the New York and it seems wherever he went.
In 2008 on a trip to Paris, the French government bestowed the Legion of Honor on him. He was celebrated at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, where a life-size mannequin of him was installed in the window and in 2009 he was designated a living landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy, but sadly he is living no more.
May he rest in peace.
By Sidra Sheikh
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