At the New York Historical Society, now through 15 June, famed photographer Bill Cunningham is presenting “Facades”—a project he has been working on for almost 37 years in conjunction with the late Editta Sherman. Cunningham spent years documenting “the Duchess of Carnegie Hall,” and her vintage fashion collections. Each image captures ensembles paired perfectly with architecture from the corresponding period. An epic 88 gelatin silver prints are on display in the powerful, dynamic show where moments in time capture the aesthetic values across almost two centuries of culture.
Bill Cunningham: Facades