Façades

"Façades" published by Penguin Books in 1978

Photographs: Bill Cunningham,  Model: Editta Sherman, Introduction: Marty Bronson.

Portrait photographer Editta Sherman posed in front of 128 NYC locations. She was modeling fashion from 1966 through 1976.

"An exuberant change from the usual deadpan approach to the history of fashion and the history of architecture" - New York Magazine

Bill Cunningham's "Façades" brings together 128 of the best architectural settings and fashion from a 200 year period. These wonderful costumes are worn by Editta Sherman, the "Duchess of Carnegie Hall", as she poses for the camera in virtually every corner of Manhattan. Cunningham and the Duchess do away with the strict decorum and posture of the periods are captured in photographs and text, an intelligent blend of fashion and architectural history, a spirit of playful animation and the illusive sense of the past.

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