Bill Cunningham New York (image 1)

We all get dressed for Bill.

Anna Wintour

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Bill Cunningham New York 2010

Directed by Richard Press

Charming portrait of NY Times fashion photo-columnist who identifies trends on the street and at high society parties. “We all get dressed for Bill.” — Anna Wintour. “A great documentary for a deserving fashion legend.” — Esquire

USA In English
84 minutes DigiBeta

Director

Producer

Philip Gefter

Photography

Tony Cenicola
,
Richard Press

Editors

Ryan Denmark
,
Barry Alexander Brown

With

Bill Cunningham
,
Editta Sherman
,
Patrick McDonald
,
Howard Koda
,
John Kurdewan
,
Carmen Dell’Orefice
,
Annette de la Renta
,
Anna Wintour
,
Annie Flanders
,
Lesley Vinson
,
Tom Wolfe
,
Anna Piaggi
,
Michael Kors

Festivals

New Directors/New Films, San Francisco 2010

Elsewhere

Photographer Bill Cunningham, well into his ninth decade, has two weekly columns in the ‘Style’ section of the New York Times: ‘On the Street’, where he identifies fashion trends as he spots them emerging on the street; and ‘Evening Hours’, his coverage of high society charity benefits. His work constitutes a long-running chronicle more reliable than any catwalk of fashion as expression of time, place and individual flair. This documentary introduces us to a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own lovely, graceful generosity. — BG

“The movie charms by bringing you into the private world of a man who would clearly prefer you direct your attention at the glorious, gaudy beauty embodied by the passing human parade that he immortalizes – and insistently democratizes – with lightning-fast moves and palpable joy. Despite his proximity to fashion’s power elite (hello Anna Wintour!), Mr Cunningham retains a remarkable innocence. Fashion is his muse, not the manufactured glamour and celebrity fetishism that often pollutes it.” — Manohla Dargis, NY Times