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Did you manage to snag one of Bill Cunningham‘s hats last week? No? Well, that’s probably because all 23 of the William J toppers went to a single buyer.
Last night, some fancy people (and Gayle King) gathered to honor the incomparable Bill Cunningham. Sarah Jessica Parker chaired the Medal of Excellence Gala alongside Oscar de la Renta, and she wore a vintage ODLR gown to the event.
Have you seen Bill Cunningham New York yet? If your answer is no and you live in New York, get thee to the Film Forum immediately — the documentary’s run has been extended until April 7. For those of you who have seen it, you know that before Bill was a prolific street style photographer, he was a prolific milliner. The folks over at the Times decided to comb through Bill’s archives to create a hat-filled slideshow featuring one of his classic narrations.
Thanks to our friends at Harper’s Bazaar, we got to see the documentary Bill Cunningham New York last night, and we thoroughly enjoyed every one of its 84 minutes. It’s a profile of Bill Cunningham, The New York Times‘ street style photographer, the original one of his much-imitated profession. We’d wager that most lovers of fashion, photography, street style, journalism and eccentric, noble, hardworking people would, too, but just in case you need a little encouragement or convincing, here’s our case for going to see it.
Ask Bill Cunningham if he likes the new documentary about his life and work, and he’ll tell you he hasn’t seen it yet. In fact, The New York Times street style photographer has no plans to watch Bill Cunningham New York, the documentary that director Richard Press made about him.
The Golden Globes may have dominated this week, but Oscar de la Renta, Anna Wintour and Justin Bieber also made some headlines. Plus, the model who hit that lady is getting a reality show and the Bill Cunningham documentary looks incredible.
Aspiring style photographers may want to be like Tommy Ton or Scott Schuman when they grow up, but they wouldn’t have anything to aim to if it weren’t for Bill Cunningham. The New York Times‘ street style and society photographer put the genre on the map over 30 years ago. So it’s fitting that he’s finally being celebrated in the new documentary Bill Cunningham’s New York.
Every morning when I get dressed, I wonder if my outfit would be Bill Cunningham-approved. And I am certainly not the only one.
Our Sunday routine is a simple one: wake up, run a brush over the teeth (and, if we’re lucky, a comb through the hair), check phone for any embarrassing text messages and find our way to the New York Times Sunday Styles section to pour over the latest batch of snaps by legendary photographer Bill Cunningham. [...]