Getting your photo snapped by New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham as you click around Manhattan is every girl's secret dream. But Fashion Week is full of heartbreak—there will always be more richer, thinner, and better-connected than you. Cunningham, who captures seen-about-town street style, is apparently no exception: a student from the Fashion Instutite of Technology says he summarily dismissed her with a "slight wave of his hand" when she spotted her idol in the FIT lobby earlier today:
"i am currently a student at FIT and was volunteering at the Twinkle show this morning. After the show i decided to pick up Womens Wear Daily, and spotted Bill Cunningham. i decided to approach him after he had finished taking photos of the Carolina Herrera on the TV screens in the main lobby. I was quickly dismissed with the slight [wave] of his hand, then looked up and down as he walked away. I am severely heartbroken. Now, I can never read or watch his contributions to the New York Times Style section without cringing and recalling how I was dismissed by a grouchy old man. sigh..."