Staff Pick

Bill Cunningham: on the Street (Clarkson Potter, $65) is absolutely mahvolous! Collecting hundreds of his On-the-Street photos, the volume is organized by decade to show not only the development of Cunningham’s career but also the evolution of fashion styles themselves. This retrospective artfully captures Cunningham’s highly influential taste—not getting photographed by Cunningham on a runway was once described as “death”—but also his wondrous and free-spirited sense of humor. We see pictures of New Yorkers in Prada galloping over puddles, facing off against blizzards in Balenciaga, and sauntering through sweltering summer heat in Salvatore Ferragamo. Between the sections are interesting essays on various moments and trends in Cunningham’s career by those who knew him best. We read Ruth La Ferla on the infamous faceoff between American and French designers in the show later to be known as the Battle of Versailles. We also get Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, adding a personal touch with an essay on her relationship with Cunningham, his relationship with his bike, and his legacy. There are a handful of other pieces that shed light on Cunningham personally and on style more generally. A perfect gift for anyone interested in fashion and people-watching.

Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9781524763503
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 3rd, 2019

Staff Pick

Bill Cunningham on the Street is absolutely mahvolous! This collection of hundreds of his on street photos cataloguing fashion trends is smartly organized by decade to show not only the development of Cunningham’s career but also the styles themselves. This retrospective artfully captures Cunningham’s influential taste and also his sense of humor. We see pictures of New Yorkers galloping over puddles in Prada, facing off against blizzards in Balenciaga, and sauntering through sweltering summer heat in Salvatore Ferragamo.  Interspersed between the sections are interesting essays on various moments and trends in Cunningham’s career by those who knew him best.

Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9781524763503
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 3rd, 2019

Staff Pick

If you ever thought that you were the only person to own a closet full of regrettable fashion choices then you are definitely mistaken. Whether it’s a sequined jacket you purchased for the holiday season twenty years ago or a pair of cowboy boots that you only wore once on vacation, there is no judgement. Take a glimpse into the closets of CEOs, fishermen, fashion designers, and even kids as they ask “what was I thinking?”

I Actually Wore This: Clothes We Can't Believe We Bought Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780847859733
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Published: Rizzoli - March 28th, 2017

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