Friday, February 25, 2011
Coming To A Theater Near You:Bill Cunningham New York, The Documentary
"The best fashion show is definitely on the street, always has been and always will be." ~ Bill Cunningham
If that isn't a true statement, I don't know what else is. Every designer on the planet derives his or her style inspiration from what they see on the street and from other cultures. 'Bill Cunningham New York', a documentary about the legendary New York Times street fashion photographer, is creating as much buzz and acclaim in fashion circles as 2009's 'The September Issue', which revealed the machinations at American Vogue. It's also being compared to the 'Valentino: The Last Emperor' which detailed the life of couturier, Valentino Garavani.
If anyone who has ever read my blog should know that I'm a huge fan of NYT's photographer Bill Cunningham. Before there were all these other street photographers, there was Bill. I can't start my Saturday morning without checking to see the beauty and style that bill has captured. My hard drive is full of photos from Bill's street snaps. Cunningham, 81, has been documenting the fashions found on New York Streets for the last 50 years. With a battered Nikon camera, he goes everywhere on his bicycle, snapping anything that catches his eye. Be sure to check it out when it hits your city.