Have you seen Bill Cunningham New York yet? If your answer is no and you live in New York, get thee to the Film Forum immediately — the documentary’s run has been extended until April 7. For those of you who have seen it, you know that before Bill was a prolific street style photographer, he was a prolific milliner. The folks over at the Times decided to comb through Bill’s archives to create a hat-filled slideshow featuring one of his classic narrations.
Bill wasn’t just your average hatmaker, his headgear was downright artful in a Philip Treacy kind of way. Birds, origami, and windblown shapes inspired his designs, though he admits “everything I did was a little too exotic.” We can’t embed the slideshow (which is a shame because Bill’s voiceovers are the best), but you can check it out here. In the mean time, check out some of our favorite Cunningham creations below!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.