DETAILS Magazine, Vol. 8 No. 3, 1989/09 (September), Bill Cunningham’s 101-Page Fall Fashion Special

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September issue of DETAILS Magazine, 1989.  This issue includes a 101-page special of Bill Cunningham’s photography and reviews of the Fall collections, shot in Paris, New York, and London.

Cunningham regularly covered the following designers: Azzedine Alaïa, Giorgio Armani, Geoffrey Beene, Sally Beers, Bill Blass, Chanel, Patricia Clyne, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio di Sant’Angelo, Dolce and Gabbana, Angel Estrada, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Romeo Gigli, Hermés, Marc Jacobs, Betsy Johnson, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan, Rei Kawakubo, Patrick Kelly, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Helmut Lang, Ralph Lauren, Issey Miyake, Isaac Mizrahi, Claude Montana, Franco Moschino, Thierry Mugler, Anna Piaggi, Yves Saint Laurent, Sybilla, Isabel Toledo, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto. Many of these are in this issue.

Issue also features Stephen Saban’s column, Marcus Leatherdale’s Hidden Identities and other regular DETAILS contributors.

328 Pages. 8.5″ x 11″

Front cover of issue features a Bill Cunningham photograph from Vivienne Westwood’s fall ’89 London fashion show. Illustration by Harry Roolaart.

First page of Bill Cunningham’s 101-page special


2-page spread featuring Romeo Gigli elaborately adorned jackets paired with trousers. Part of a 16-page spread dedicated to Gigli’s fall line.

Full page on Azzedine Alaïa’s collection, featuring body conforming knitwear paired with leather accessories.

Full page on the inventive pleated, 3-dimensional shapes that populated Issey Miyake’s fall line.

Photos from Jean Paul Gaultier’s fall collection juxtaposed on top of Richard Lindner’s The Meeting.

Rei Kawakubo’s bulbous, patterned fall line

Photos from Patrick Kelly and Franck Joseph Bastille’s fall lines.


2-page spread of Isaac Mizrahi’s fall line, inspired by tartan patterns.

Ralph Lauren’s fall line, reviving the Indian blanket style.


Marcus Leatherdale’s Hidden Identities, featuring designer Tierry Mugler.

Gregory Sandow’s article on N.W.A (Ice Cube, Yella, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and M.C. Ren).


Absolut Vodka ad by Edward Ruscha.

Ad for Limelight by Christopher Makos


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Bill Cunningham & DETAILS Magazine, 1982–90

For readers of the weekend style section of the New York Times, Bill Cunningham (1929–2016) was a perennial presence in two of the paper’s most popular weekly picture columns: On the Street, a sharp-eyed compendium of the fashion he encountered on the street; and Evening Hours, a compilation of portraits of society figures at New York philanthropic fund-raisers.