Meet Ari Seth Cohen, the 28-year-old photographer who is single-handidly leading the anti-ageism revolution in fashion. “Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest,” his blog, Advanced Style, reads. Think of Cohen as the Sartorialist for the sexagenarian-and-up set. A bookshop supervisor at Manhattan’s New Museum by day, by night Cohen is a lens man on the hunt for the city’s most stylish grandparents. While Cohen’s photos are unarguably charming, the real clincher is the back story given for each of his subjects.
Take Lucy Jarvis, who made numerous award-winning documentaries and specials for NBC news including one on Moscow during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Or 68-year-old yoga teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. “In the future [Cohen] would love to work with brands to help them address this neglected demographic (‘It would be great to get these cool women in ads’), as well make a book of his blog,” says the Telegraph. In the meantime, he’ll continue cranking away, capturing the elderly in their finest garb. Besides, considering trendsetting twenty-somethings dying their hair gray, it seems the elderly have never held such sartorial appeal.