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The Resource Fashion climbing, Bill Cunningham ; preface by Hilton Als

Fashion climbing, Bill Cunningham ; preface by Hilton Als

Label
Fashion climbing
Title
Fashion climbing
Statement of responsibility
Bill Cunningham ; preface by Hilton Als
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city's chicest boutiques, Cunningham dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. When he arrived in New York in 1948, he reveled in people-watching. He became a photographer for The New York Times, and after two style mavens took Cunningham under their wing he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.-- because designing under his family's name would have been a disgrace to his parents--he became one of the era's most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away until after his death in 2016 -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1929-2016
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Cunningham, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Als, Hilton
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cunningham, Bill
  • Cunningham, William J
  • Cunningham, Bill
  • Fashion designers
  • Portrait photographers
  • Millinery
  • Couturiers (Créateurs de mode)
  • Photographes portraitistes
  • Chapellerie
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • DESIGN
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Fashion designers
  • Portrait photographers
  • Millinery
  • Fashion designers
  • Millinery
  • Portrait photographers
  • United States
Label
Fashion climbing, Bill Cunningham ; preface by Hilton Als
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The doors of paradise -- Becoming William J. -- My first shop -- A helmet covered in flowers -- The luxury of freedom -- Nona and Sophie -- The Southampton shop -- Fashion punch -- The top of the ladder -- On society -- On taste -- Laura Johnson's philosophy
Control code
1023859126
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780525558729
Lccn
2018024955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other control number
40028461508
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023859126
Label
Fashion climbing, Bill Cunningham ; preface by Hilton Als
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The doors of paradise -- Becoming William J. -- My first shop -- A helmet covered in flowers -- The luxury of freedom -- Nona and Sophie -- The Southampton shop -- Fashion punch -- The top of the ladder -- On society -- On taste -- Laura Johnson's philosophy
Control code
1023859126
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780525558729
Lccn
2018024955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other control number
40028461508
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023859126

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