Bill Cunningham, the venerable street photographer, is an unlikely fashion institution, and the premiere of Bill Cunningham New York, at the Museum of Modern Art, brought out a ton of happy heavy hitters.

The ridiculous thing is, the photo agencies didn't even see fit to give us a pic of Cunningham himself, so I took the liberty of including this older one, from fashion week. For those who aren't familiar with Cunningham's amazing eye (as evinced by his New York Times column and excellent podcasts, as well as his large body of work), he's a true original as well as a great character.


The Nuclear Wintour thaws - or at least her bottom half, in beachy Prada, does.


Patrick McDonald and Kenny Kenny dress down.


Ever-eccentric stylist Shail Upadhya (with guest) brings some much-needed Cirque du Soleil-cyclist to the proceedings.


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Carmen Dell'Orefice, as always, brings the regal.


Veronica Webb endorses the upholstery trend.


Trompe l'oeil saggy stockings are a bold choice for Rachel Roy!


That actress Sylvia Miles, a fixture of the party circuit, sported this awesome visor in the same room as Anna Wintour brings me tremendous delight.

[Images via Getty.]