Bill Cunningham receives la Legion d’Honneur

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Bill Cunningham at the shows

Long before the Sartorialist and the Face Hunter there was Bill Cunningham. I remember him from the first dress that I ever designed. He was there with a sparkle in those bright blue eyes. Decades later he is as enthusiastic about fashion as he was back then. I was not invited to the service today but my friend Marco de Rivera was and sent the image below to me. I took the one above.

Earlier this year Bergdorf Goodman’s celebrated him. Bill can often be seen on 57th St. and 5th ave with his camera.


The French Minister of Culture gave Bill la L

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.