DETAILS Magazine, Vol. 8 No. 8, 1990/03 (March), Bill Cunningham’s 123-Page International Fashion Reviews


March issue of DETAILS Magazine, 1990.  Front cover features a photograph by Harry Roolaart.  Issue includes a 123-page special spread of Bill Cunningham’s photos and essays reviewing the international fashion scene.

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 includes Stephen Saban’s interview with David Lynch, Marcus Leatherdale’s Hidden Identities, an ad for Absolut Vodka by Andy Warhol, and several color fashion ads.

308 pages.  8.75″ x 11″

front cover

first page of Cunningham’s 123-page special, featuring photo of designer Stephen Burrows

2-page spread on a new trend in bras, the uplift wire-based bra, featuring designs by Jean Paul Gaultier, Norma Kamali, Dolce & Gabbana, and Angela Giovanna Grimoldi.

Photo of Martin Margiela’s Paris show, which took place in a graffiti-marked demolition site.  Village children lined the runway, and reacted to the bare-chested models.

Clear plastic jackets from Margiela’s Paris collection

Pieces from Romeo Gigli’s fall collection being worn as streetwear.


2-page spread on Norma Kamali’s Native American-influenced collection, which is compared to Ralph Lauren’s 1988 line in the previous pages.


Stephen Saban’s celebrity column, featuring familiar faces such as Lady Bunny, Joan Baez, Susanne Bartsch, Spike Lee, Robert DeNiro, Amanda Lepore and others.


Ad for Absolut Vodka by Andy Warhol

full-page color ad for Gaultier


2-page spread for Guess by Ellen von Unwerth


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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.