A memorial event at @carnegiehall yesterday for the beloved @nytimes photographer Bill

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A memorial event at @carnegiehall yesterday for the beloved @nytimes photographer Bill

A memorial event at @carnegiehall yesterday for the beloved @nytimes photographer Bill

A memorial event at @carnegiehall yesterday for the beloved @nytimes photographer Bill Cunningham, who died in June at 87. When #BillCunningham was honored by @carnegiehall with its Medal of Excellence in 2012, he accepted the honor graciously. But in the article about the event that ran in the @nytimes, he insisted that all mention of the night’s honoree — himself — be stricken from the account. So it was not hard to imagine what his reaction might have been when hundreds of people gathered in his memory yesterday, including @mikebloomberg, who spoke of how Bill captured the “diversity, creativity, grit, glamour, spirit and swagger of New York,” and #AnnaWintour, who read the Lord Byron poem “So We’ll Go No More a Roving.” Bill would have been outside, his bike parked nearby, snapping away at the people streaming in — as @george_etheredge did yesterday when he took this photo of a Bill Cunningham pin — and doing his best to ignore the very reason #CarnegieHall was filled to capacity.

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