"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don't think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization." - Bill Cunningham
Truer words have never been spoken by one of my all time favorite fashion icons/photographers. Last weekend, Bibi and I headed over to the Facades exhibition at the New York Historical Society. The exhibition, is comprised of Cunningham's photographs shot from 1968 to 1976, modeled by his close friend and paired with period architecture all over Manhattan. It's very remarkable that the Facades project was completed almost 37 years ago and compiles two centuries of architecture and fashion, yet the photographs are alive and thriving with the energy of Manhattan.
The exhibit closes this Sunday. I highly recommended heading on over to the Upper West Side to see some of the most inspiring and fascinating photographs taken all over our beautiful city. I sometimes take for granted the amazing architecture around me on my way to work or out with friends on the weekend. It's nice to stop and smell the roses every once in a while. Take a peak at some of my favorite pictures from the exhibit below.
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org