“I have said many times that we all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue ruler Anna Wintour. “And it’s one snap, two snaps, or he ignores you, which is death.” Wintour speaks of the great and charming Bill Cunningham, the beloved New York City photographer who has captured the essence of the human spirit through his love of fashion. “Bill Cunningham: Facades” looks back on an eight-year project he began in 1968, in which he paired models, including his muse, fellow photographer Editta Sherman, decked out in period costumes Cunningham found in thrift stores, auction houses, and street fairs with historic settings, such as Grand Central Station and St. Paul’s Chapel.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: March 14. Continues through June 15, 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 12, 2014