Beauty Is in the Eyes of Bill
The world is shining less brightly since we lost beloved Bill Cunningham on June 25th. I never had the honor or joy of meeting him, but oh how I would have loved to!
Seeing fashion through his lens was a treat made even more delightful by his love for the artistic trends and patterns spotted on his subjects, and how gleefully he captured and shared these expressions of style.
Bill had me at On the Street. I first discovered his marvelous New York Times column in the 90s and was hooked. What an absolute treat every Sunday! A few years ago I wrote about Bill and the fantastic documentary Bill Cunningham New York, which is an absolute must-see.
Today, I hope he would be pleased that he is being honored in the city he loved by the people who adore him. I’m so proud to be a part of the petition that has renamed the intersection at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street “Bill Cunningham Corner.” What a perfect tribute to Bill and the streets where he worked his magic!
What a man! I’ll miss that smile, spirit, love of beauty, and eye for style. Bill said “He who seeks beauty will find it” ~ and he found it every day and shared it with us. Lucky us.