The fashion industry has lost a legend. Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday evening at the age of 87. Cunningham was recently hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Considering his importance in pop culture and the fashion world, it's no surprise that celebrities have taken to Twitter to mourn Cunningham's sudden death.
Cunningham spent years photographing the changing fashions of not only the rich and famous, but also the people of New York City. It is not surprising that a man who shaped the narrative of fashion with his beautiful photo essays became a celebrity himself, albeit a reluctant one. After spending years working as the New York Times fashion photographer, Cunningham was revered by the fashion elite.
While his own style remained unchanging — his trademark blue jacket acting as a uniform of sorts — he chronicled every fashion trend and style the world has seen in the past 40 years. His death will leave a hole in the fashion community that will never be filled, a sentiment echoed by the celebrity tributes popping up on Twitter. From actors to models and everyone in between, Cunningham touched the lives of everyone in the industry, and today they are mourning his passing and honoring his unparalleled career.
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