Get dressed up to win for ‘Bill Cunningham New York’

Kildare Village and Bill Cunningham have come together to take your portrait on Saturday July 21 at the Riverbank, Newbridge, and to offer you a chance to win a voucher worth E250.

Kildare Village and Bill Cunningham have come together to take your portrait on Saturday July 21 at the Riverbank, Newbridge, and to offer you a chance to win a voucher worth E250.

If you love fashion this is an event you just can’t miss. The Riverbank are screening ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ on Saturday and they want you to dress to impress in your fashion favourites and come along to the pre show party at 7 to be in with a chance to win a Kildare Village voucher worth E250!

Michael Donnelly, professional portrait photographer, will be taking snap shots in much the same way that Bill would document people on the streets of New York.

Kildare Village have offered to sponsor the award for the most ‘outrageously fashionable ensemble’ for the night and there will be a celebrity judge there on the night to pick the winner.

Fresh from a highly applauded screening in Dublin, the documentary ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ is a must see.

Now in his eighties, the legendary New York Times fashion photographer does not stop for a moment. Bill Cunningham’s column has served as a central reference for the fashion world of the Big Apple.

The diligent photographer is everywhere: he picks up trends from street fashion in real time like a war photographer; at charity events of New York’s elite – his subjects chase him. As Vogue editor Anna Winter attests: “We all dress for Bill”.

Chronicling his successful career, Richard Press’s film also reveals that the man behind the camera lives an extremely modest life: he wears drab colors, rides a simple bicycle through the streets of Manhattan and lives in a small studio dedicated to files of his work.