Bill Cunningham is a fashion photographer for the New York Times, best known for his candid and street photography and today is his 84th birthday!
Yes, Mr Cunningham is 84 and still riding around on his bicycle holding his camera, wearing his trademark blue jacket - worn by Paris street-sweepers and sell for only $20.
In 2010 there was a documentary made about Bill Cunningham and his photo-filled-happy-snap life capturing the fashionistas on the street of New York. He photographs people everyday and the backdrop is the amazing busy streets of Manhattan. The documentary Bill Cunningham New York shows Cunningham travelling on his bicycle through Manhattan. He lives in a tiny apartment in the famous Carnegie Hall (and I thought I was looking at a small place) with no closet, kitchen, or private bathroom and it is literally filled with filing cabinets and boxes of all his photographs and negatives.
It was in 1978 that his segment started in the New York Times, 35 years ago! Oscar de la Renta has said "More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of New York. It's the total scope of fashion in the life of New York."
An even more impressive statement comes from US Vogue's famous editor, Anna Wintor, "We all get dressed for Bill."
I loved this movie when I saw it a few years ago and if you love fashion, New York, photography or want to watch a documentary about an amazing, very interesting man who is so dedicated to his craft then I suggest Bill Cunningham New York.
Have a sneak peak at what's instore HERE.
And if you love him after watching his film and need daily fixes of fashion click on this website HERE.
I'm going to celebrate Bill's Birthday and watch his film with a glass of wine and lust over New York and fashion!