Senior Style doesn’t change so fast – and so in honor of New York Fashion Week, we feel it’s appropriate to resurface our February Fashion Week homage to the older ladies and men who inspire us all, young and old, with their head-over-heels love for style as creative expression.
At the forefront of a new appreciation for senior fashion is the Advanced Style Blog, the work and brainchild of photographer Ari Seth Cohen who started by shooting pictures of women he noticed in the street and over time has created a collaborative relationship with New York’s divas of advanced style. (Click here to visit the Advanced Style Blog.)
Cohen’s iconic style mavens star in “Age and Beauty,” an exclusive short by filmmaker Lina Plioplyte on the art-and-fashion site Nowness.
Who’s the queen of senior fashion? We nominate Iris Apfel, 2012 Dazed & Confused cover girl.
“It’s OK to take risks. The fashion police aren’t going to come get you and put you in jail.” – Iris Apfel
See more Apfel quotes and pictures on Senior Planet by clicking here.
Apfel has a new line of sunglasses – including sunreaders for the nearsighted. They’re available from Eyebobs.
The empress of style – senior and junior? Diana Vreeland (featured on the site House of Exposure).
A young London designer is making a name for herself by focusing exclusively on designs for older ladies. Here’s our favorite from Fanny Karst’s label The Old Ladies’ Rebellion – pictured up top and here. (See more by clicking here.)
How about the men?
We ran a story some time ago about flamboyant male role models:
One commenter let us know that we’d forgotten to mention nightclub impressario Lou Adler.
And then there’s Liu Xianping, who made a splash late last year when he decided to model his granddaughter’s new line.
The best place to find senior style is on the social sharing site Pinterest. Click here to access the site, type “advanced style” into the search bar on the top left of that site, and you’ll be rewarded with a long, long scroll of pictures featuring senior women enjoying themselves with totally individualized fashion. The individuality is what makes advanced style so inspiring.
Check out Senior Planet’s Senior Style board on Pinterest by clicking here.
How about you? What’s your style?