I had the pleasure of viewing the documentary about the extraordinarily talented Bill Cunningham this weekend - Bill Cunningham New York. This man is a fixture in the fashion world; not for his own sense of style, but for the fashion that he captures in his lens. His genuine interest is the clothes. The beautiful people just happen to come along with the stitchings. For nearly nine decades, Mr. Cunningham has processed roll after roll of film with gorgeous clothes from the flamboyant to the absurd to the downright gorgeous on New Yorkers ranging from aristocrats, socialites, and regular people. His candid photography for the New York Times is astonishing and has the power to put a normal human being in fine clothes on the map.
This film is a must-see for anyone who has even a 1000th of an inkling in fashion. It is definitely for everyone who has a passion for life and determination to just do what they enjoy, being great at what you do, and not losing yourself along the way.
If you loved The September Issue, you will love this documentary as well.