This is the best possible tribute to Bill Cunningham
The fashion world went into mourning on the weekend when it was announced that charismatic photographer and street style pioneer Bill Cunningham had passed away at the age of 87. Celebrity tributes poured in from far and wide - Carine Roitfeld, Karl Lagerfeld and Naomi Campbell all expressed their personal sadness - but now, a change.org petition aims to honour Cunningham with something more concrete: his very own street.
The corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue was a favourite haunt of Cunningham's, so the petition calls for the spot to be renamed Bill Cunningham Corner. The late photographer's friend Nick Nicholson is behind the petition, which calls for New York mayor Bill de Blasio to make the change.
"It is the least we can do for Bill. He gave the city so much," Nicholson told WWD. "Many of my European friends have called to say, 'he gave us a look of New York every week.' Bill was such a champion of New York. We really have to do something for him."
So far, over 2244 people have signed the petition. There's also potentially a sculpture in the works, with designer Jeffrey Banks keen to see a camera-toting Bill Cunningham on his bicycle in the same spot.
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