Bill Cunningham to Be Honored by Carnegie Hall

1247335522 Bill Cunningham to Be Honored by Carnegie Hall

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New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence this spring for his nearly 50-year dedication to documenting New York’s fashion and “his role in inspiring great philanthropy,” the organization announced today.

The notoriously humble Mr. Cunningham will be honored with a gala event at the Waldorf-Astoria chaired by Annette and Oscar de la Renta and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Mr. Cunningham was recently the subject of the documentary Bill Cunningham New York, which Hilton Als said showed Mr. Cunningham as “the elusive yet ever-present force” that he is, “never missing a thing when it comes to the way we live now.”