This year’s New York Fashion Week is the first that the late legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham won’t be shooting.
To honor his memory, Eric Villency, of the Villency Design Group, provided Cunningham’s signature blue jackets for all of the photographers at Nicholas K’s fashion show this morning. “Proud @villencydesigngroup created these iconic workman jackets in tribute to the legendary #billcunningham for #nyfw” Villency posted on Instagram, reposting an image of all the photographers in their jackets.
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Cunningham died in June at the age of 87. After a crowdsourcing campaign went viral, the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street — one of his favorite haunts — was renamed for Cunningham (though that change will only be temporary).
Other tributes for Cunningham are planned for fashion week, including 50 chairs in Bryant Park that will be covered in blue fabric, tagged with a Bill Cunningham photo and arranged to resemble a 35 mm camera.
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