Although his photos of elegant women over 50, 60, 70, 80, and even 90 and100, are a bit eccentric, he has done so much to shift the paradigm of aging in our society. Ari Seth Cohen is the creator of Advanced Style, a blog devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, that he features “people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.”
Ari’s grandmother was full of energy and had an ebullient attitude toward life. It was his love of her that made him question why there were so few photos of maturing women who continued to shine and who continued to live life to the fullest in advancing ages of life. He is an old soul who in his young years has done so much to enhance and celebrate the image of the women over 50,60,70, 80, 90, and even 100 Because of the dearth of older people in fashion campaigns he began taking photos of these women who demonstrated that you “can be stylish, creative and vital at any age.”
.At 30, Ari already has a decade’s worth of professional accomplishments along with the development of his ever-so-popular blog “Advanced Style”. His blog has been touted in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Forbes. Last month, in London, the London College of Fashion held a pioneering conference, Mirror Mirror, on fashion, culture, age and ageing. Along with leading academics in the field, the conference welcomed other popular cultural figures and commentators who have been at the forefront of exploring style and age.
Ari, who began photographing women on the streets of New York, joined a fellow blogger, Alyson Walsh, the writer of the blog “That’s Not My Age. The two had a conversation about age and style. All next week, I will be reporting and commenting on all of the wonderful things
that went on at the conference.
If you check out my Pinterest Page at Fashion Over Fifty.com, many of his marvelous models are featured there.