“It’s not work, it’s pleasure,” Bill Cunningham said a few years ago. “That’s why I feel so guilty. Everybody else does work — I have too much fun.”
That was typical of the man, one of the greatest and most distinctive fashion journalists of the past 50 years.
Cunningham, the longtime New York Times photographer, died over the weekend at the age of 87.
Cunningham had suffered a stroke in his apartment on Central Park South about two weeks ago, and was hospitalized.
Beloved in fashion circles, Cunningham, who is best known for his candid and street-style...