Advanced Style film celebrates vivacious, in vogue seniors

From the Best of Q: Photographer Ari Seth Cohen and model Joyce Carpati on the beauty of aging creatively.

In a conversation from the Best of Q, photographer Ari Seth Cohen and one of his favourite models, Joyce Carpati, join guest host Wab Kinew to discuss the street style of fashion-savvy seniors and why one need not look young to look great. 

For years, Cohen has been taking pictures of older folks who literally stop him in his tracks — and as the appetite for diverse images of aging grows, so too does his project. Advanced Style has gone from blog to book to feature-length documentary

"We wanted to show a different picture of aging — a really positive, joyful image of getting older," says Cohen, adding that society doesn't pay enough attention to those aging creatively. 

Browse some photos from Cohen's blog below. And if you're left longing for more, visit the blog that started it all

Plus, watch the trailer for the film -- which features plenty of great life advice -- in the window below.


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