NYFW style snaps: Tavi Gevinson and Advanced Style’s Ari Seth Cohen team up for a night of granny styles and something called “Eyelash Caberet!”
For those of you who’ve been reading us for a while, you’ll know that we’re obsessed with Advanced Style—the photo blog profiling stylish ladies aged 50 and over—as well its ever-dapper creator Ari Seth Cohen. When we heard that Cohen was teaming up with pint sized (well, not so pint sized anymore) über-blogger Tavi Gevinson for a one-night-only celebration of age and including something called “Eyelash Caberet” (!!!) during New York fashion week, we jumped at the chance to shoot the all the ladies in action. Well, the event certainly didn’t disappoint, as the Ace Hotel swelled with feathers, baubles, and of course old ladies shmoozing, performing, and generally lapping it up. Noted granny stylista Iris Apfel made an appearance in her signature black-rimmed glasses, and so did famed director Albert Maysles (as one part of the genius behind Grey Gardens, he knows a thing or two about eccentricity). The whole concept was plucked out of our fantasies, and is now brought to onscreen reality for you all by none other than our boy Lewis Mirrett.