Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bill Cunningham New York

The New York Times Style photographer Bill Cunningham is a living legend.  Seeing him on the street or at fashion shows will never cease to excite the fashion flock.  He once took my picture on Fifth Avenue and even though it never made it into the paper, it was still a thrilling moment.   He reminds me of Jeremiah Goodman in that he continues to pursue his lifelong passion at 80.  I'm sure it keeps him young.  It also seems fitting that the new documentary about him is entitled Bill Cunningham New York because he is New York.  The film is the first feature by director Richard Press and it has already won the audience award for best documentary award at the Melbourne International Film Festival. I'm not sure when Bill Cunningham New York will be in the theatres but I'll keep you posted.  Anna Wintour once said, "we all get dressed for Bill." I will definitely continue to dress for Bill in the hopes of catching his eye.  But if I don't, I will be just as excited to catch a glimpse of him.

4 comments:

a Broad said...

I am proud to say that he took a photo of me as I came out of Bloomingdales, wearing my new shearling coat, many many years ago.
I agree, it is great that he continues to enjoy working at this stage in his life.

naomemandeflores said...

I hope the movies goes to the theatres, I'd love to see it!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

This is one flick I'll definitely be seeing. I used to subscribe to the NY Times for his wee section alone!
Cheers, Alcira

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The Simply Luxurious Life said...

I have a feeling that documentary will be a treat to watch. To be doing what you love at the age of 80 and to be physically capable is quite awesome. While I don't live in New York, I enjoy listening to his voice whenever I click on his video at the New York Times voice - so distinctive. Great post. I had no idea about the documentary. I hope you are well and the rain has stopped a bit for you. :)

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