Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ode to Bill Cunningham

I just watched Bill Cunningham New York the other night.  It was one of the best documentaries I've seen in a while.  Bill Cunningham, who is in his eighties,  has been documenting street style in the New York Times since the seventies as well as documenting charity events and fashion shows.  He gets around on his bicycle and still shoots with film rather than digital.  He's a gentle, humble man who calls everyone "kid" and is loved by everyone around him.  Bill Cunningham is truely inspirational.

The cast is full of great characters with amazing style including...

Iris Apfel

Anna Piaggi

Shail Upadhya
...and many others who will make you think twice about going out in jeans and a t-shirt.  So, next time you get dressed in the morning, ask yourself "Would Bill Cunningham take my picture?" and maybe add a little splash of color.

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