Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
What does living out the Gospels look like as an attraction? To whom could we point a contemporary seeker, convinced that the Church is rigid, constraining, bloodless? To me, Bill Cunningham (of whom I’ve written here before) is a modern day saint: in his understated way, a man who was utterly faithful to the teachings of Christ, utterly a servant, and utterly unique.
Cunningham (1929-2016), the subject of the 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham New York, was a fashion photographer—or, as he preferred, “fashion historian”—who for decades was a fixture in the New York Times.
“Evening Hours” covered NYC’s social, philanthropic, and political glitterati. “On the Street” celebrated the whole glorious spectrum of his beloved Manhattan. “The best fashion show is definitely on the street…It’s always the hope that you’ll see some marvelous exotic bird-of-paradise.”
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