Bill Cunningham's Facades 12.05.14

  • New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham

  • Editta Sherman at the Guggenheim

  • At the Gothic Bridge in Central Park

  • At the Paris Theater

  • Unknown artist. Bill Cunningham Photographing Models, New York County Court House, c.1975

  • GM Building, c. 1968-1976

  • Editta Sherman at the Bowery Savings Bank

  • Federal Hall (built c. 1842, costume c.1910), c. 1968-1976

  • Grand Central Terminal, c. 1968-1976

  • St Paul’s Chapel, c. 1968-1976

  • Editta Sherman on the train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, c. 1972

 

The legendary street photographer Bill Cunningham spent eight years creating his Facades project, which retrospectively marries architecture and fashion. His essay paired models in period dress at historical locations, the fashion reflecting the time of construction.

Bill Cunningham: Facades, New York Historical Society, until June 15
www.nyhistory.org

 

 

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