It’s a frenzy for photographers ……… FASHION WEEK. Racing about town……trying to catch every runway in town………….almost 200 shows…………is exhausting to keep up with.
Bill Cunningham…….the most famous fashion photographer in New York………….appears everywhere………..jumping on and off his bicycle………….wearing his famous blue jacket …………..the same one that the street cleaners in Paris wear. Same jacket for 50 years. He shoots FILM ONLY…..never digital!
Yes, I am right in there with them………carrying my CARA bag.
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FASHION WEEK NYC Sept 2014 Runway Shows for SPRING 2015.
This is what it looks like for the runway shows…..inside the Mercedes-Benz Tent. 300 PHOTOGRAPHERS. Each is allowed one square foot of space. If the “PIT BOSS” catches your camera covering another photographers camera………you get tossed out!
I was lucky! I got to sit in the VIP BOX!
The other photographers just glared at me!
Enjoy the SLIDE SHOW………..I made many new friends this year.
Out on the plaza at Lincoln Center….it is a lot more fun. Splash and dash….glitz and glitter. It is the place I prefer to be. And the other photographers are a lot more friendly. We do have fun!
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Tagged Bill Cunningham, Cameras, DIGITAL CAMERAS, FASHION WEEK NEW YORK, Lincoln Center, Movie Camera, Nikon Camers, Paparazzi, Photographers, Sony Cameras, XD CAM
Today at Lincoln Center the plaza was a very mixed bag. Lots of panache……..some flash………..not too much glitz………only a few crazy shoes……..some celebrities………and BILL CUNNINGHAM with his famous camera. OH………..there were some fabulous tattoos!
Mercedes Benz is the corporate sponsor making all this RUNWAY MADNESS possible.
CLICK ON a photo to open the show!
And this young lady was my favorite model………….so adorable and sweet!
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Tagged Bill Cunningham, Fashion Week NY Spring 2015, Ilona Royce Smithkin, Lincoln Center Events, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Mondo Guerra, PROJECT RUNWAY, Runway Shows
The EASTER PARADE………always filled with glam men………..[and a few not-so-glam]………..but all in the spirit of the parade. Real NEW YORKERS! …….and we do it with style and pizazz.
CLICK ON you favorite man to ENLARGE his image
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Tagged Bill Cunningham, Drag queens, Easter Hats, Fabulous Men, Fashion, Fashionable Men, Fifth Avenue, New York City, nyc EASTER PARADE 2014
The EASTER PARADE on 5th Avenue has been a tradition since the 1880’s……..and it is something I look forward to every year.
Irving Berlin wrote the lyrics to “The Easter Parade” in 1933.
Judy Garland and Fred Astair stared in the film in 1948 and strolled down 5th Avenue singing……..”in your Easter Bonnet.….”
and New Yorkers still parade down the Avenue on Easter Sunday.
TOM……….and yes, it is MARGO’S fabulous hat.
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Tagged "In your Easter Bonnet"........, Bill Cunningham, Dogs in Easter Bonnets, Easter Bunnys, Easter Hats, Elegant Couples, Fabulous Hats, Fashion, Fifth Evenue, Fred Astair, Irving Berlin, Judy Garland, New York City, New Yorkers, The Easter Parade
Everyone asks me what it’s like to photograph FASHION WEEK. It can be fun. It can be crazy. Since I do it for the fun…..I am competing with the Professional Paparazzi who are doing this for their living. Just stay out of their way. You will get trampled as they chase down a celebrity or model. They are ruthless.
Here are a few photos of the ones I actually interact with. The real”nastys” are not included.
Me and my trusty little Panasonic. And I dressed “chic and trendy”? WAH! But my cashmere gloves do keep me warm and allow me to push that little button that snaps the photo. Hey, wind chill was degrees BELOW!
Inside the tent…….where the RUNWAY SHOWS take place…….these are the PAPARAZZI. I am siting next to them in the VIP booth with my little camera. They are squeezed into the back wall. If the “floor boss” catches one of them hogging more space…..they get thrown out on their ear..
I just sit there in the private booth with a glass of champagne…….. and grin!
CLICK ON……….there are some cuties and a few nightmares.
This is BILL CUNNINGHAM…the most famous photographer in New York. He wears this little blue jacket year round …..[ the street cleaners in Paris wear this little jacket]. He travels only by bicycle and covers all the fashion events in NY. The New York Times prints his photos twice a week.
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Tagged Bill Cunningham, Camera, Famous Designers, Fashion, Lincoln Center, Mercedes Benz Tents, New York Fashion Week, Panasonic Camera, Paparazzi, Photographers, Photography, Professional Paparazzi, The ew York Times, VIP BOOTH<
Today at Lincoln Center I snapped these candids of…………
He has been New York’s premier Fashion Photographer for over 35 years. He dropped out of Harvard in 1948 and moved to NYC. While working at Women’s Wear Daily he began taking photographs of fashion on the streets of NY. He shot one of Greta Garbo…..sold it to the NY Times……..and launched a life-long career. He has snapped over ONE MILLION photos…….0n film…..and keeps the negatives on file in his apartment at Columbus Circle.
In 2010 the filmmakers Richard Press and Philip Gefter of The Times produced a doucmentary about Bill’s life…….”Bill Cunningham New York” Do see it. His shots of fashion in Paris are fab.
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Tagged Bill Cunningham, Fashion, Fashion Week NY 2014, Greta Garbo, Harvard University, New York Times, NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014, Style