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Vogue pays homage to photographer Bill Cunningham

Vogue is to deliver a world exclusive in recognition of the late street-style photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham.

Vogue pays homage to photographer Bill Cunningham

Each international edition of Vogue has run a selection of previously unseen images from Bill’s archive, accompanied by a tribute written by Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes.

“The international Vogues are proud to have showcased the images from Mark Bozek's brilliant film “The Times of Bill Cunningham”. Bill Cunningham was a unique talent in the history of modern fashion, by far its most important, knowledgeable and influential documentary photographer. He brought to his calling a keen eye and a commitment to the truth. We knew each other for 30 years and I am proud to have been his friend,” commented Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive Condé Nast International.

Through the lens, Cunningham captured iconic celebrity and street-style moments between the sixties and early nineties of figures from the worlds of fashion, politics, music, art and culture.

“Bill Cunningham is the man who recorded history from his bicycle. On the streets of New York he captured people as they were, over nearly a half century.

“His eye for what people were wearing and the idiosyncrasies of city life downtown and up makes him far more than a reporter on film. He recorded in his own country and beyond how people dressed – and with its observations he followed a story of life on his lens. I hope, through the pages of Vogue, I can write his story as candidly as he portrayed so many people from famous to unknown.” said Suzy Menkes.

The edit consists of photographs of the likes of Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; designers Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Gianni Versace; models Christy Turlington, Grace Jones and Jerry Hall; actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minnelli as well as Vogue’s Diana Vreeland, Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington.

Mark Bozek remarked, "I am very grateful to Jonathan Newhouse and Vogue for choosing our film, “The Times of Bill Cunningham” for a global Vogue project. The select images from Bill Cunningham’s remarkable archive in the film are being seen for the first time in Vogue and in some cases introduce Cunningham’s legendary status to an entirely new and growing global audience.”

Images are courtesy of film “The Times of Bill Cunningham”, to be released in cinemas in Spring 2019 and on Apple iTunes Movies.