I was recently contacted by NixCo, a film PR agency based in Sydney to ask if I could write about a new movie that is coming out today: Bill Cunningham, New York.
I’ve never written about movies that I want to see before, as most of them aren’t exactly relevant when it comes to fashion-related subjects that I write about. But finally, there is a movie I want to see AND it’s related to fashion. How lucky can you get!
Bill Cunningham is a street style photographer that has been on the scene for years — decades, actually. I often check his photographs out during Fashion Weeks in particular, because I love his eye. I think he takes the most diverse photos there are at the moment (as diverse as you can get in the fashion scene!) — he doesn’t seem to care what’s “in” or “fashion”, and I really enjoy the personality that shines through in individual photographs. He seems to bring it out in the people he shoots.
The movie follows the notoriously private Cunningham and shows a solitary, quiet man, who has an obssesive love for his work. It interviews various people in Bill’s life — from his colleagues to fashion editors and New York society staples and reveals a side of New York City that isn’t often captured. I cannot wait to see it.