Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

Bill Cunningham, the venerable street photographer, is an unlikely fashion institution, and the premiere of Bill Cunningham New York, at the Museum of Modern Art, brought out a ton of happy heavy hitters.

Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

The ridiculous thing is, the photo agencies didn't even see fit to give us a pic of Cunningham himself, so I took the liberty of including this older one, from fashion week. For those who aren't familiar with Cunningham's amazing eye (as evinced by his New York Times column and excellent podcasts, as well as his large body of work), he's a true original as well as a great character.


Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

The Nuclear Wintour thaws - or at least her bottom half, in beachy Prada, does.


Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

Patrick McDonald and Kenny Kenny dress down.


Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

Ever-eccentric stylist Shail Upadhya (with guest) brings some much-needed Cirque du Soleil-cyclist to the proceedings.


Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

Carmen Dell'Orefice, as always, brings the regal.


Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

Veronica Webb endorses the upholstery trend.


Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

Trompe l'oeil saggy stockings are a bold choice for Rachel Roy!


Even Anna Wintour Was Smiling At Bill Cunningham's Party

That actress Sylvia Miles, a fixture of the party circuit, sported this awesome visor in the same room as Anna Wintour brings me tremendous delight.

[Images via Getty.]