6:14 PM, March 16th, 2011
The film recounts a dark moment, long ago, in Cunningham’s career, when he submitted to Women’s Wear Daily a set of photographs in pairs, matching a high-fashion runway shot with a picture of a woman wearing some part of the outfit out in the everyday world. The editors rewrote the captions to make fun of the ordinary women, and that was the end of his association with WWD.
Tom Scocca reviews Bill Cunningham New York, which sounds like a must-see if you’re at all a fan. Here’s an interview with the director on how he convinced Cunningham, who naturally never wants to be in front of a camera, to be filmed.
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