On March 14, the New York Historical Society will open an exhibition entitled Bill Cunningham: Facades showcasing work by the legendary fashion photographer. Between 1968 and 1976, Bill Cunningham and his model Editta Sherman did extensive thrift store digging and location scouting (over 500 outfits and 1800 locations) to create a photographic essay that paired vintage fashions with New York City architecture.
Dr. Valerie Paley has curated a selection of images taken from 88 of Cunningham's gelatin silver prints (which he donated to the Historical Society several years ago) and will present them as originals and enlarged images through June 15. NYHS president Louise Mirrer says "Cunningham’s vivid sense of New York’s illustrious past and his unfettered optimism about its future make the photographs among the most dramatic and important documentation of the city’s social history."
For more information about the exhibition, click through to the NYHS site.