“We all get dressed for Bill”, says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Bill Cunningham is a New York Times photographer. For decades, this cultural anthropologist and photographer has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirees for the Times’s Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours”.
Bill Cunningham New York portrays the man at work (on the street and at the office) and at home (a Carnegie Hall studio). Such an inspiring film, that makes you realise doing something you are passionate about is the key to a long and happy life. The real fashion is on the streets, not on catwalks. Bill says “I don’t follow celebrities, wearing their free dresses”.
The movie is jam-packed with so many fabulous fashion moments and loads of brilliant one-liners such as…
“If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do. That’s the key to the whole thing.”
“Fashion is the armor to survive everyday life.”
“See, a lot of people have taste, but they don’t have the daring to be creative.”
I give this movie 4.5 / 5 stars, it is passionate, moving, inspiring and full of surprises. If you loved The September Issue or Valentino -The last emperor, you will LOVE this. An absolute must see.
Check out the trailer…