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‘The wider world perceives fashion as frivolity that should be done away with. The point is that fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you can do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.’ Bill Cunningham

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Isabella Blow stepping Out In Wild Spots of Fake Fur, December 17 1989 (but not published until December 2005) Photograph: Bill Cunningham/The New York Times

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Octogenarian New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham has been snapping stylish dressers for the past half century. A striking photograph of a striking ensemble, published in August 2000.

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90 year old style icon Iris Apfel Loved her in Bill Cunningham's New York + MAC ad campaign.

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Bill Cunningham, legendary fashion photographer for the NY Times l Anna Wintour opines in the moving film "Bill Cunningham New York" that "we all get dressed for Bill"

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