“Fashion Educates the Eye”

Bill Cunningham. Tall, gracious, delicate. A man emblematic of old school modest charm. The kind of character nowadays forlorn, cynically put aside by grandiose self important proclamations. His melancholic innocent eyes hidden behind his ardent brisk smile; an honest reminder of what is worthy, true and respectable. Mr Cunningham symbolizes everything we all, as artists and humans, should aspire to be and become. Fashion journalist and photographer, Bill Cunningham has intensively documented fashion since the 50’s and continues to offfer his visionary approach from New York streetstyle to fashion design. His seemingly desultory depiction covers the styling aspirations of an abundant crew: Cosmopolitan party connoiseurs, downtown eccentrics, socialites, and prestigious fashionweeks. Passionate and fully devoted to his love for beautifully or interestingly dressed people, the former Carnegie Hall resident exudes a remarkable ability to visually record and monitor all trends in the New York Times even before their actual formation. His timeless stature serves as a creative source for anyone and his gentlemanly nature underscores the elegance and finesse that should accompany artistic expression. However he remains humble, elusive in his private blue jacket armour; a daring rider on his red bicycle snapping impetuous shots of fashion, life and motion. There cannot be a  more fitting epilogue than the words of the man himself:
 “The point is in fact that fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you can do away with it; it would be like doing away with civilization”
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