Saturday, October 1, 2011

[NYFW Recap] A Fashion Girls' Dream Come True: Bill Cunningham took my PICTURE!!

Any true fashion admirer knows of the iconic and legendary, Bill Cunningham.  Many in the fashion industry have deemed him the creator of what has now become widely known as 'Street Style Photography'.  This past spring I had the priviledge of watching the documentory, 'Bill Cunningham New York', which was a 10-yr labor of love for Richard Press & Philip Gefter. 

I was educated on 80+ yr. old New York Times photographer, Bill Cunningham.  For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours". Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair.

So needless to say, seeing a snapping camera approaching me and immediately recognizing Bill's unmistakable blue smock and head of pure white hair behind that camera I did what any other fashion admirer is suppose to do: POSE! I could not have dreamed for a better ending to my NYFW SP/SU '12 fashion extravaganza. The following are photos of the outfit that were deemed "Bill Cunningham Approved":

Photo Credit: Daisy Medina of Velvet Dreams

What I'm wearing: Vintage Sequin Blazer, Anne Fontaine White Collared Blouse, Grey Straight Leg Paige Denim, Sam Edelman Booties and ASOS Envelope Turquoise Snake Skin Embossed Clutch. 


  1. Congratulations Ana! There is no higher honor in fashion than having the one and only Bill Cunningham photograph you :)

  2. Thanks Amy! I am still on cloud nine from the whole experience. By far one of my best moments in life! :D