Bill Cunningham New York

  • May 17, 2012
“the point is that fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. i don’t think you could do away with it. it would be like doing away with civilization.”
today is Männertag in Germany, so everyone has off. however, since at the moment i have a break between my studies, everyday is already a holiday to me, meaning my sleeping schedule is very off and i am never quite sure if it the weekend or weekday. but it has given me a lot of free time to work on projects and things i love and spend time with friends and go out. last saturday (the 12) anna and i hung out with a few of her friends at this club/bar in xberg called farbfernseher. if you are ever in berlin, i suggest checking it out. it’s quite small, and very packed, but that adds to the atmosphere in my opinion. i had a great time meeting some new people and having some great conversations.

anyway, i just wanted to share with you all the trailer to “Bill Cunningham New York,” a documentary about New York Times photographer, Bill Cunningham. A synopsis from the website itself:

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.”

i recently downloaded the documentary from iTunes during my debacle with my cast, but have yet to watch it, but thought i would let you all know about it anyway, because i have full confidence that it will be a worthwhile watch and probably explains fashion in a more eloquent and meaningful way than i myself could.

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Stay conscious, Rae


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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.