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Photographer Bill Cunningham attends the 8th Annual Museum Of Modern Art Film Benefit honoring Cate Blanchett at Museum of Modern Art in New York City on November 17, 2015.
Photographer Bill Cunningham attends the 8th Annual Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit honoring Cate Blanchett at Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Nov. 17, 2015.Noam Galai—WireImage
Photographer Bill Cunningham attends the 8th Annual Museum Of Modern Art Film Benefit honoring Cate Blanchett at Museum of Modern Art in New York City on November 17, 2015.
Anna Wintour, Bill Cunningham and Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer during New York Fashion Week, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City on Feb. 18, 2016.
Bill Cunningham, Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld attend the Narciso Rodriguez fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at SIR Stage37 in New York City on February 17, 2015.
Rihanna, Bill Cunningham, Stella McCartney Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion - Dinner, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 5, 2014.
Designer Mary McFadden and New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham attend the Casita Maria Fiesta 2015 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on October 13, 2015.
Director Martin Scorsese and actress Cate Blanchett pose for photographer Bill Cunningham at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit's Tribute to Cate Blanchett at MoMA in New York City on Nov. 17, 2015.
American fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham and Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Fern Mallis, at the CFDA Awards, in 1994.
Photographer Bill Cunningham attends the 8th Annual Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit honoring Cate Blanchett at Museum
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Bill Cunningham: Remembering the Iconic Fashion Photographer

Jun 25, 2016

Bill Cunningham, the legendary fashion photographer for the New York Times, has died, after being hospitalized earlier in the week following a stroke. He was 87.

A regular at all of New York's fashion shows, Cunningham always wore the same "uniform"—a blue jacket and khaki pants—and photographed both the famous and the unknown.

"I realized that you didn’t know anything unless you photographed the shows and the street, to see how people interpreted what designers hoped they would buy," Cunningham once wrote. "I realized that the street was the missing ingredient."

His work, which spans more than 40 years, forms an anthropological study of our society's fashion—one that will be remembered for years to come.

Here is a gallery of Cunningham at work.

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