MISSBISH Archives | Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style Shares His Love for Beautiful Older Women
DateJune 2, 2016
Like a lot of us here at MISSBISH, Advanced Style‘s Ari Seth Cohen spent his younger years playing dress-up in his grandmother’s closet, ultimately inspiring his work and reputation in the fashion world as an admirer of beautiful older women with great personal style. As a newbie in NYC seven years ago, Cohen was entranced by the wealth of personal style and “coolness” of the city’s post-60s crowd. Stalking the streets in search of ladies with “individual style and a certain sparkle” provided all the inspiration he needed to launch his Advanced Style blog and subsequently several books and the documentary film Advanced Style.
Fresh from a TED talk in Amsterdam, i-D caught up with the photographer and creative to discuss early inspirations, the freedom of New York, and why society’s ageist attitude needs to change.
Check out some of our favorite Cohen street snaps above and follow the Advanced Style on Instagram to learn a thing or two from some of his muses.