Bill Cunningham, a legendary fashion photographer who spent decades chronicling street fashion, died Saturday, according to the New York Times
. He was 87.
Cunningham, who almost always wore his signature blue French workman's jacket, worked for the New York Times for 40 years. He had recently been hospitalized after having a stroke.
The Massachusetts native began his fashion career in millinery after dropping out of Harvard University. After serving in the Korean War, he eventually pursued a career as a fashion reporter
and went on to work for the Chicago Tribune, Women's Wear Daily
, and, most notably, the Times
Following the news of his death, many celebrities and prominent figures in the fashion industry shared their condolences as well as tributes on social media.
Marc Jacobs tweeted a photo of Cunningham sitting front row at a fashion show taking photos, captioning the picture with three blue emoji hearts.
Legendary supermodel Iman also expressed her condolences, tweeting, "RIP Bill Cunningham, legendary NY Times photographer, loved by all in fashion & beyond."
Fashion Police host, Brad Goreski, wrote, "So sad to hear about Bill Cunningham passing away. He was a special man with a great talent and a love of all things fashion. A true legend."
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