Fashionistas are invited to attend this special luncheon, talk, and book signing with Ari Seth Cohen, author of Advanced Style: Older and Wiser. Guests will be treated to a gourmet meal by Chef Brett of Stripe Café and are encouraged to dress up for this sartorial occasion. A trunk show of handmade fashions by members of The Artists' Studio will follow the presentation. Photographer and author, Ari Seth Cohen, is the creator of Advanced Style, a project devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, “I feature people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.” Ari has a longtime interest in clothing and style and a lifelong affinity for his elders. When he was growing up, his late grandmother Bluma (a librarian) was his best friend; her “energy and attitude towards life” continue to inspire him. As a result, he couldn’t help but question the absence of mature faces in the lifestyle and fashion media. “I noticed a lack of older people in fashion campaigns and street style sites,” he says. “I wanted to show that you can be stylish, creative and vital at any age.” At 35, Ari is far from being eligible for a featured spot in Advanced Style. Still, he does have a decade’s worth of professional accomplishments. His first book, published in 2012, has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide and was quickly followed up by a Coloring Book on the same subject. In addition to developing a blog that’s been touted by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Forbes, Cohen’s photographic work includes the 2013 Summer Eyewear campaign for Karen Walker, a digital campaign for Coach, and fashion editorials for Vogue Australia, Grey Magazine, and German Rollingstone. Cohen recently brought his colorful subjects to the big screen in Advanced Style: The Documentary, directed by Lina Plioplyte. In 2015 The New York Times’ fashion director, Vanessa Friedman, credited Cohen with helping to create the recent movement towards the fashion industry embracing older models. Before creating Advanced Style, he spent years working in fashion production and retail management. Ari lives in New York City and Los Angeles and his latest book is Advanced Style: Older and Wiser.
May 18, 2017
Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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