I was so thrilled to learn about this film. I've been a fan of Cunningham's work for years. I saw him every so often around Barney's and Bergdorf's when I worked uptown several years ago; I was once even silly enough to tap him on his shoulder and say "I'm a great fan of your work!" I don't think it changed his life much to know this. Cunningham is a bit of a mystery; not much has been known about his personal life and he's pretty ambiguous about his age (just discovered from the film's site that he's 82). I'm hoping Bill Cunningham New York will shed a little light on this man, myth, and legend of the fashion world.
*With apologies to the Velvet Underground.