I know this is a couple of weeks old, but Bill Cunningham agrees with my fashion week prediction that Chanel is when people trot out their best outfits! He also made a fun commnetary on how many people photograph the shows these days (people like, umm, myself), likening the camera zoom to binoculars. Love it.
Paris is enjoying a new belle epoque. The fashion shows have replaced the races as the fashionable promenade. Two weeks ago, 3,000 stylish guests gathered in the Grand Palais for the Chanel show. Spectators in the back rows had to use digital cameras to zoom in on the models, as the 1912 ladies, below, used binoculars at Longchamp.
Let’s be meta, shall we ? Here’s a pic I took of Bill Cunningham in action, just after Chanel, while he was shooting some of the looks in the New York Times story.
What I love most about watching Bill work, is that while his carriage shows all of his 80 plus years, his face constantly has an expression of gleeful tranquility, like he’s having a ball. No old man grimaces, not even when he fumbled with his camera settings. Everyone around me commented on how happy he looked.