Monday, April 29, 2013

We Recommend: Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham is the chronicler of NYC street fashion.  He has been riding his bicycle along Fifth Avenue and to the city's best parties for decades, photographing the people and the clothes that inspire him.  His column in the New York Times has become a must-read for those who want to see the trends that aren't on the runway, but that are happening in real life - out of necessity, comfort, or simply personal style.  Cunningham himself has been an elusive figure, always out of the picture in his blue photographer's smock, but this documentary film turns the camera on him.  Cunningham has led a fascinating life, but remains a genuine, thoughtful, and modest man, who lives simply and prefers to focus on his work as an observer of the times.  This film is surprisingly touching and inspiring, and will make you fall in love with Bill and his New York.

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