Advanced Style

These Badass Senior Ladies Prove That Style Is Totally Timeless

by BUST Magazine

Photo by Ari Seth Cohen

As we get older, it’s easy to worry about our looks and to fear invisibility. The antidote to that is Advanced Style, photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s online homage to older people’s street style. His second book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser (out April 26 from powerHouse), features photos of amazing women and men from around the world who make every day a performance with their wardrobes. Forget invisibility, these gorgeous seniors shine in their fabulous getups. The book also includes a few essays from A.S. all stars, which remind us to honor our elders instead of ignoring them. In the wise words of one of Cohen’s muses, Joyce Carpati, 83: “Ladies, at this time of our lives, dare to do and say anything you like and do it with audacity.” That’s good advice at any age.

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By Laurie Henzel

Photographs by Ari Seth Cohen, from Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, published by powerHouse Books.

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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