As Vogue editor Anna Wintour explains, “we all get dressed for Bill”. This documentary follows the late, great fashion photographer Bill Cunningham as he pedals around NYC photographing people for the weekly New York Times column he’s maintained since 1978. The self-taught photographer sees no distinction between glamorous models and celebrities versus everyday people, simply gravitating towards whatever he likes, and refusing to ever take gifts or invites to fancy gala events. In this documentary, Bill’s subjects give charming behind-the-scenes insights into this strange, talented and utterly unique fashion icon. It’s hard to not walk away smitten with Bill, whose endlessly cheerful approach and discerning eye will be sorely missed.
“A captivating and moving portrait of a singular man and a passing era” — The New York Times