1. Some of the amazing outfits seen at the launch of the fall 92YTalks season with Bill Cunningham. Here are four of our favorites. Which is your favorite?

    Some of the amazing outfits seen at the launch of the fall 92YTalks season with Bill Cunningham. Here are four of our favorites. Which is your favorite?

  2. Wise words from the delightful Bill Cunningham. We’re still smiling from his talk here this week. Reblog this if you agree!

    Wise words from the delightful Bill Cunningham. We’re still smiling from his talk here this week. Reblog this if you agree!

  3. Last night, we had a packed house for our 92Y Talks season kickoff with fashion icons Bill Cunningham and Fern Mallis. We were awed at how glamorously dressed all our guests were. The only appropriate thing to do was to roll out the red carpet!
Here’s just a small selection of our stylish patrons. Go to our Facebook page to see the full album. And tag yourself and your friends if your photo’s there!
READ: 5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night

    Last night, we had a packed house for our 92Y Talks season kickoff with fashion icons Bill Cunningham and Fern Mallis. We were awed at how glamorously dressed all our guests were. The only appropriate thing to do was to roll out the red carpet!

    Here’s just a small selection of our stylish patrons. Go to our Facebook page to see the full album. And tag yourself and your friends if your photo’s there!

    READ: 5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night

  4. 5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night Let’s all just agree that Bill Cunningham is magical. The legendary fashion photographer kicked off the 92Y Talks season on September 3, interviewed by Fern Mallis as part of her Fashion Icons series.
The 85 year old dropped more pearls of wisdom and hilarious stories than our sold-out house could keep up with, traversing from delightful animation to tearing up about sensitive topics. Here are five things we learned from the New York Times photographer (although there were a lot more than five).
 He’ll wear a helmet “when it’s a law.” Cunningham is known for traveling exclusively by bicycle and doesn’t wear head protection.
Growing up, Cunningham’s family didn’t have fashion magazines in the house. “I never knew they existed!” Cunningham said.
Cunningham dyed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ red Dior suit black for JFK’s funeral. When Mallis commented about how incredible the story was, Cunningham replied, “It wasn’t amazing, it was practical!”
Cunningham’s first editor at Women’s Wear Daily called him “a hopelessly functioning illiterate.” This one elicited big laughs from the crowd.
The photographer, famous for his snapshots of street fashion, resents when people call his shooting tactics sneaky. “I’m trying to be discreet. I don’t want to frighten women on the street,” Cunningham said.
(OK, here’s one more!) He refuses to give his photo files to museums or historical societies because he’s “terrorized” by the notion of unflattering shots of someone being published. “You take lots of bad pictures. You don’t publish them, for heavens sake!”

    5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night

    Let’s all just agree that Bill Cunningham is magical. The legendary fashion photographer kicked off the 92Y Talks season on September 3, interviewed by Fern Mallis as part of her Fashion Icons series.

    The 85 year old dropped more pearls of wisdom and hilarious stories than our sold-out house could keep up with, traversing from delightful animation to tearing up about sensitive topics. Here are five things we learned from the New York Times photographer (although there were a lot more than five).

    1. He’ll wear a helmet “when it’s a law.” Cunningham is known for traveling exclusively by bicycle and doesn’t wear head protection.
    2. Growing up, Cunningham’s family didn’t have fashion magazines in the house. “I never knew they existed!” Cunningham said.
    3. Cunningham dyed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ red Dior suit black for JFK’s funeral. When Mallis commented about how incredible the story was, Cunningham replied, “It wasn’t amazing, it was practical!”
    4. Cunningham’s first editor at Women’s Wear Daily called him “a hopelessly functioning illiterate.” This one elicited big laughs from the crowd.
    5. The photographer, famous for his snapshots of street fashion, resents when people call his shooting tactics sneaky. “I’m trying to be discreet. I don’t want to frighten women on the street,” Cunningham said.
    6. (OK, here’s one more!) He refuses to give his photo files to museums or historical societies because he’s “terrorized” by the notion of unflattering shots of someone being published. “You take lots of bad pictures. You don’t publish them, for heavens sake!”

  5. Psst…

    Our talk with the beloved and talented photographer Bill Cunningham is SOLD OUT but we’re offering you a chance to win two tickets. Go here to find out how.

  6. What are the most non-boring summer camps ever? Our Passport NYC makes the cut, says Teen Vogue.
Check out all that Passport NYC has to offer. 

    What are the most non-boring summer camps ever? Our Passport NYC makes the cut, says Teen Vogue.

    Check out all that Passport NYC has to offer

  7. #throwbackthursday “Wow, what a bunch of baby vamps!” That’s the 20s-era slang used to describe these attractive young showgirls, the kind of thing a couple of lalapazazas might say at a beat session during the time period of our next Lyrics & Lyricists show, "Sweepin’ The Clouds Away: Boom, Bust, and High Spirits,” Feb 22 - 24. OMG, dude (Di Mi, sheik), will your future grandchildren understand today’s slang? Banana oil!

    #throwbackthursday “Wow, what a bunch of baby vamps!”

    That’s the 20s-era slang used to describe these attractive young showgirls, the kind of thing a couple of lalapazazas might say at a beat session during the time period of our next Lyrics & Lyricists show, "Sweepin’ The Clouds Away: Boom, Bust, and High Spirits,” Feb 22 - 24.

    OMG, dude (Di Mi, sheik), will your future grandchildren understand today’s slang? Banana oil!

  8. Photo: Masterworks Broadway
#throwbackthursday Elaine Stritch records the original #Broadway cast album of Company in 1970. Joanne becomes one of her most famous roles, earning her a Tony nomination and making her song “The Ladies Who Lunch” iconic. Get your tickets to see the brassy 89 year old talk about her legendary career and new documentary, Shoot Me, at 92Y on Feb 17.

    Photo: Masterworks Broadway

    #throwbackthursday Elaine Stritch records the original #Broadway cast album of Company in 1970. Joanne becomes one of her most famous roles, earning her a Tony nomination and making her song “The Ladies Who Lunch” iconic. Get your tickets to see the brassy 89 year old talk about her legendary career and new documentary, Shoot Me, at 92Y on Feb 17.

  9. The great Joan Rivers in one of her many appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The iconic comedienne is rocking some fabulous 60s style in this week’s #throwbackthursday. Catch her and daughter Melissa on Jan 22 at 8PM! bit.ly/LkcVdr

    The great Joan Rivers in one of her many appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The iconic comedienne is rocking some fabulous 60s style in this week’s #throwbackthursday. Catch her and daughter Melissa on Jan 22 at 8PM! bit.ly/LkcVdr

  10. The lastest Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at 92Y saw her sitting down former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine André Leon Talley. “Lots of drama was served up,”  wrote The Wall Street Journal, and the fashion crowd loved it. Michael Kors, Bette Midler, Ruth Finley, Carolina Hererra, and other luminaries were in attendance.

    We’ve got some video highlights above, where Talley tells us about shopping at Hermès during the days of layaway, his friendship with Andy Warhol (who liked to grab Talley’s crotch), Karl Lagerfeld (who gave him $50,000 for his 50th birthday), attending Anna Wintour’s wedding (she had no bridesmaids), and more. 

    Stylecaster has Talley’s 20 Most Amazing Quotes from the evening. There’s more at Refinery29, Glam, Telegraph, Fashionista, WWDand elsewhere! 

    Stay tuned for the full talk on Fern’s Sirius radio show.

    Next in the Fashion Icons series is Bruce Weber on Nov 13

    (Source: 92yondemand.org)