You moved to New York City for a reason — the culture, the 24-hour bodegas, the street meat, the crazies, the art — and the weirdness that makes New York, New York. Despite the influx of luxury towers and khaki-pantsed nerds, these artists keep on keeping weird, helping to make New York one of the most awesome places on Earth. … Read More
To the delight of New Yorkers, Times readers, and street fashion fans alike, tomorrow brings the release of Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary about the bicycle-riding octogenarian whose photo collages have long been the best thing about the Styles section. Although he’s been on the scene for over four decades, Cunningham is a notorious loner, and this film — featuring interviews with everyone from Anna Wintour to Tom Wolfe — will be most fans’ first beyond-the-byline look at the photographer.
In celebration of Bill Cunningham New York, and because as far as we’re concerned, few things go together as well as film and fashion, we’ve compiled a list of fashion-themed movies you need to watch. From classic to campy, our picks are after the jump. … Read More
Attention Sunday Styles devotees: The trailer for Richard Press’ documentary on the New York Times’ intrepid street photographer Bill Cunningham just landed online, and it looks to be just as adorable as the man himself — even Anna Wintour acts like a giddy schoolgirl when talking about him. As Fashionologie reports, when Press first approached Cunningham about the project in 2000: “He just pooh-poohed the idea. He couldn’t entertain it. He said, ‘Why me? There’s no subject here.’” If you need even more reason to love the ever humble, 81-year-old Schwinn devotee (or if you’re just looking to familiarize yourself), check out an excellent profile of him that ran last year in The New Yorker, and click through to watch the trailer. … Read More
Leave it to Bill Cunningham to find the sartorial in the bulky and bunched, or as he so elegantly put it in his weekly On the Street column, the “puffed.” In honor of Mr. Cunningham and puffy as the new marker of sophistication, a roundup of our top ten Puffers.… Read More