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Fashion: Bill Cunningham, Cultural Anthropologist

Mar 23 2010


I'm profoundly jealous. More precisely, I'm profoundly jealous of all my friends and contacts living in New York City or in and around the tri-state area because they have the opportunity to attend the screening of Bill Cunningham New York and I don't.

Bill Cunningham New York is a documentary film produced by Philip Gefter and directed by Richard Press which chronicles the activities of the man behind The New York Times' "On the Street" and "Evening Hours" photographic columns. Incidentally, he is also the man who inspired the current engouement for street fashion blogs. Mr. Cunningham, now in his 80's, has been chronicling trends on the streets of New York City and Paris for five decades with a singular focus. He is also probably the last person to still use the term "marvelous" without even a hint of irony or sarcasm and the web version of his column is the very first thing I click on every Sunday morning without fail. The film is screening Wednesday, March 25 at MoMA and on Thursday, March 26 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Lucky, lucky New Yorkers.


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Glad to know there are at least two people in the world who still do!


Very lucky indeed. Can I say I also use the word marvellous a lot equally with no irony or sarcasm xx

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