bill cunningham documentary

New York City, fashion on the street and the New York Times.

Bill Cunningham is 82 years old and rides his bike everywhere to photograph fashion on the street in NYC for the New York Times. I so enjoyed this documentary. Bill is interesting, so is how he lives and how he has photographed fashion for the last 40-50 years. I am so glad I saw this.

Synopsis "We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The "Bill" in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees for the Times Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours." Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller--who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham's enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. - iTunes

For a little peak go here for the trailer

(Thanks Jane for making sure I saw this movie!)



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