"Bill Cunningham: Facades"

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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, Grand Central Terminal, New York City, ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, Federal Hall, New York City, ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, BowerySavings Bank, New York City, ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, GM Building, New York City, ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, Paris Theater (built 1947), ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, Central Park bridge, New York City, ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, “21” Club, New York City, ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, Rockefeller Center, New York City, ca. 1968-1976
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Photograph: courtesy New-York Historical SocietyBill Cunningham, Editta Sherman on the Subway, ca. 1968-1976
In 1968, the legendary New York Times photographer set out to explore the idea of fashion as cultural history in a photo essay titled "Facades." More than 40 years later, 88 original prints from the project—featuring elaborate vintage attire culled from thrift shops and modeled in front of iconic NYC locations—offer as much insight into fashion as they do into Cunningham himself.

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