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“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Bill Cunningham is an 80-year old New York Times photographer and unlikely man-about-town.
With two weekly columns in the Style section, he captures fashion icons, style on the streets, and the “New York Society” charity whirl populated by the likes of Tom Wolfe, David Rockefeller, and Brooke Astor, among others. He has lived in the same small studio above Carnegie Hall for 50 years, never eats in restaurants, and gets around on a worn-out bicycle. Cunningham has managed to create a poignant and ongoing chronicle of the intersection of fashion and society for over 50 years — in effect, a portrait of New York City itself.
Guests: Director Richard Press and producer Philip Gefter