Flirty Skirts

There's nothing like a swinging and swaying skirt to catch the eye -- at least that of self-proclaimed "shy" photographer Bill Cunningham, who has been photographing "wonderfully dressed women" on the street since WWII.  Over half a century of observation has taught him a thing or two about exquisitely crafted fashion designs.   So, when he writes in the "On the Street" photo essay in today's New York Times that this season's flirty flares are inspired by the unusual tulip-shaped godets of couturier Azzedine Alaia and that the originals are "nearly uncopyable," he's almost certainly right on both counts. 

Bill Cunningham captures the details of an Alaia skirt.