Bill Cunningham: New York

Bill Cunningham: New York

"Genuinely in love with clothes, Cunningham makes you think of fashion in a more positive and enlightened way." Observer

Bill Cunningham: New York chronicles a man who was obsessively interested in only one thing — the pictures he takes that documented the way people dress. Cunningham lived in the same small studio above Carnegie Hall for fifty years, never ate in restaurants and gets around on a worn-out bicycle — his sole means of transportation. The contradiction of his monk-like existence and the extravagance of his photographic subject matter is one aspect of his private life revealed in the movie. The film’s cast of characters ranges from the downtown New York eccentrics Bill photographed over the years to the uptown fixtures of New York culture (Tom Wolfe, Anna Wintour, etc) and pillars of “New York Society” who have never before appeared in a movie, but who agreed because of their regard for Bill (David Rockefeller, Brooke Astor, Annette De La Renta, among others). The range of people reveals something of the delirious and delicious romp through New York that composes Bill’s world.

USA - 2010 - 1h 24m
Directed By: Richard Press

Bill Cunningham: New York
  • Bill Cunningham: New York

    "Genuinely in love with clothes, Cunningham makes you think of fashion in a more positive and enlightened way." Observer

    Bill Cunningham: New York chronicles a man who was obsessively interested in only one thing — the pictures he takes that documented the way people dress. Cunningham lived in t...