Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

Last night's press screening of the Bill Cunningham New York documentary left me completely enthralled by the simple and detached life this 80 year old fashion photog lives within the pretentious world of NYC. The further the movie progressed, the more and more I began to love him. The small details of him wearing a blue workers smock to the bougie social gatherings of NY to his conclusion that obviously he's "not intesterested in celebrities with their free dresses, [he's] interested in clothes." Straight to the point...his modest point of view is logical and relatable. He prides himself on not being wasteful, only possessing a few shirts and living in a tiny space filled with filing cabinets archiving his work. He lives, and lets live, he treats everyone equally while rubbing shoulders with some of the most powerful people in NY. I absolutely loved this movie and Bill is definitely a wise old soul. If only there were more Bill's in the world, our world would be a better place. Love love love...definitely a Go See! xo, B

His tiny apartment in Carnegie Hall

(all pics from the Zeitgeist Film site)

No comments:

Post a Comment