This documentary follows seven fabulous New Yorkers aged between 62-95 as they challenge the stereotypes of beauty and ageing with their idiosyncratic fashion style.
Filmmakers: Lina Plioplyte & Ari Seth Cohen
Runtime: 72 mins
Based on Ari Seth Cohen's fashion blog and book, the documentary follows seven fabulous New Yorkers aged between 62-95 as they challenge the stereotypes of beauty and ageing with their idiosyncratic fashion style.
The recent emergence of street style as a cultural phenomenon has changed the way we look at fashion forever. In 2008, Ari Seth Cohen began a blog depicting the style and stories of the city’s senior set. As Cohen’s blog comes to the attention of the international fashion community, an industry traditionally associated with youth, the ladies find themselves in a position of new-found fame and cultural influence. The documentary focuses on some of Ari’s favourite subjects, whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to ageing. Each offers their own unique perspective on overcoming life’s obstacles with style and grace, proving that age is merely a state a mind.
Lina Plioplyte is a Lithuanian born filmmaker, living and working in New York. Her movie making journey began as a journalism student in Lithuania and later at CU Boulder. After moving to NYC in 2007 she incorporated her love of fashion and color in her video work for NYLON magazine. Currently she is creating short films, music videos and documentaries about bright personalities. Advanced Style is her feature directorial debut.
Ari Seth Cohen
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.”
Director: Lina Plioplyte
Producer: Ari Seth Cohen
Associate Producers: Eliza Coburn, Bec & Bridge, Randi & Charles Wax, David & Sharon Wax
Directors of Photography: Lina Plioplyte
Film Editor: Michael Carter
Music: Kelli Scarr
Sound: Thomas Joyce
Melbourne International Film Festival 2014
Rio Film Festival 2014
Miami Fashion Film Festival