Bill Cunningham – New York
If any of you loved the Ari Seth Cohen book and blog on Advanced Style, you might also be interested in Bill Cunningham New York. This is a DVD documentary of an 80 year old photographer who has ‘been there, seen it, done it and got the t-shirt’. There isn’t anyone who is anyone he hasn’t photographed at some stage. However, his passion is not for celebrities wearing ‘free’ dresses on the red carpet but for the clothes themselves. He seeks out wearers of the more unusual combinations and styles and it’s a fascinating insight. I bought my copy from the fabulous Amazon site – is there anything they don’t have in stock? – but if you would like to see a short snippet before you decide to venture further go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYqiLJBXbss This is someone who really has TRUE passion for their work. Even Anna Wintour says ‘We dress for Bill’, so he really is a phenomenon.