26 comments

  1. Anonymous

    April 18, 2006 at 7:54 am

    That’s Robert Altman on the left.

  2. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2006 at 8:02 am

    sorry, no

  3. argos

    April 18, 2006 at 8:21 am

    George Plimpton.

  4. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2006 at 8:37 am

    nope

  5. Xavier

    April 18, 2006 at 8:38 am

    Lily Tomlin in the back?

  6. shobhana

    April 18, 2006 at 8:43 am

    umm… i do believe that mr. plimpton is no longer with us.

  7. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2006 at 8:43 am

    n0, but thanks for playing!

  8. argos

    April 18, 2006 at 8:49 am

    Hiroshi Sugimoto

  9. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2006 at 8:52 am

    Sugimoto
    such a good guess, he is one of my favorites!

    but no

  10. Anonymous

    April 18, 2006 at 9:03 am

    It’s Bill Cunningham

  11. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2006 at 9:08 am

    Right!
    Bill Cunningham!

  12. Anonymous

    April 18, 2006 at 11:07 am

    Who the heck is Bill Cunningham?? :-D

  13. Anonymous

    April 18, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Would it be presumptuous to say that The Sartorialist is the new Bill Cunningham?
    Bill has been around for years and has a masterful eye for fashion and how it is worn and he has photographed thousands of fashionable folk.
    I feel that you, Sartorialist are the fashion eye of the new millenium!

  14. argos

    April 18, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    My apologies to the Plimpton estate and, of course, Mr. Cunningham.

  15. Asian Lep

    April 18, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    Dapper photographer cum cute old man Bill Cunningham? Does he have a mustache in that picture?

  16. Anonymous

    April 18, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    bill cunningham = television journalist

  17. Viktor Ă–land

    April 18, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    Hah! I also wanted to go for Sugimoto!

  18. Foxy Li'l Retard

    April 18, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    Hehe! I thought it was Lily too.

  19. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    thanks for the very kind comments

  20. Anonymous

    April 18, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    Spoting Bill Cunningham on the Street or just about anywhere in NY where one may encounter some style…is always a small thrill. His unassuming nature, always wearing his sky blue jacket; on “his” corner 57th and 5th; on his bicycle; at a lawn party; front row at a show. He has certainly, with a masterful eye, chronicaled the style of our time…what an icon. I agree that The Sartorialist has the same potential.

    Mr. Cunningham came out with a book about 30 some odd years ago where he photographed somewhat well known NY’ers in authentic 19th and early 20th century styles posing on the streets of the city. Does anyone recall the name of the book…? Would love to find.

  21. Dray

    April 18, 2006 at 10:02 pm

    I thought it was Bil…he’s so white haired now…well so am I.

  22. The Sartorialist

    April 18, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    if you findout about the book I would love to hear more about it

    ebay?

  23. argos

    April 20, 2006 at 8:24 am

    bookfinder.com shows many bill cunningham books. Unfortuantely, they are all of another. Maybe he was not the author.

    I do see that he donated dozens of photos to the ny Historical Society back in the seventies. Go check them out.

  24. Anonymous

    April 20, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    It’s killin’ me that I can’t find the book…Truth be known…I once owned it, and then gave it away as a gift..(won’t do that again) I also spoke to Mr. Cunningham about it a few years back…he seemed flattered that I even knew about it…I suppose I’ll inquire again, next time I see him…Shall let you know….

    Poor chap, who is the true subject of this post…not one comment regarding his efforts.

  25. Anonymous

    April 25, 2006 at 6:03 pm

    Killin’ me no more…

    FACADES by Bill Cunningham; Penguin Books, 1978 128 pages
    Photographs of the portrait photographer Editta Sherman (also known as “The Duchess of Carnegie Hall”) modeling fashions from 1766-1970; Posed in front of 128 NYC locations.

  26. argos

    May 1, 2006 at 8:40 am

    I located several copies of “Facade” in Los Angeles last week while at the International Textile Market staying with a book trader friend. Sarto, If you still don’t have one, let me know.

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