Be transported into the vibrant world of legendary street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham, who documented the NYC scene for six decades, from celebrities such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to everyday New Yorkers.
Experience The Times of Bill Cunningham opens this weekend at the South Street Seaport, to coincide with New York Fashion Week.
His photos were a regular feature in the Sunday New York Times.
Sometimes they were celebrity-studded charity events or fashion shows, with photos of the former First Lady, Anna Wintour and Andy Warhol.
Other times, they were everyday New Yorkers, dressed in a theme, such as polka dots, or fancy hats for the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue.
To bring his work to life Experience The Times of Bill Cunningham feature large-scale reproductions of his most iconic photos, videos and audio interviews, along with such artifacts as Cunningham’s iconic Biria bicycle and his trademark blue french worker’s jacket.
The immersive exhibit sprawls across two floors, 18,000 square feet and six distinct areas, some of which connect Cunningham’s vintage photos with today’s fashion trends and styles.
The exhibit features a grand staircase where your own outfit will be digitally transformed into a one-of-a-kind fashion statement.
Guests also can pose on a simulated city crosswalk to mimic the subjects in Cunningham’s photos, or relax on a bench of milk crates and a foam mattress, a nod to his bed in his Carnegie Hall studio.
Experience the Times of Bill Cunningham is open Sept. 12 through October 30 at 26 Fulton Street in the heart of the Seaport. Launching September 12 and running for eight weeks through October 30, Experience The Times of Bill Cunningham is located at 26 Fulton Street, New York.
Admission is $30. Purchase tickets online at timesofbill.com.