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Just Try to Dress Better Than These Fashionable Seniors

Time to step up your hat game.
Time to step up your hat game.

A certain street-stylish, over-50 set is turning the notion of age-appropriate dressing on its head, wearing Iris Apfel glasses, feather boas, and leather that would put Balmain to shame. Photographer Ari Seth Cohen has chronicled these chic grandmothers — and grandfathers — on his travels in Buenos Aries, Tokyo, and Sydney.

Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, out April 26 from powerHouse Books, is Cohen’s second book showcasing fabulous fashions and the colorful lives of the people who wear them, ages 50-97.

“Who truly catches my eye are those whose artful and creative dressing is a reflection of their indomitable spirits and the refusal to become invisible,” Cohen writes in his introduction. Click ahead to see their paper-clip earrings, mustard-yellow bow hats, and swan glasses.

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Patricia Fox

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Valerie Von Sobel

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Debra Rapoport

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Angelo Gallamini

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Colleen Heidemann, Suzi Click, Gretchen Schields, Irene Coyazo

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Anonymous

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Lana Turner

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Valerie and Jean (The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas), Debra Rapoport, Diana Gabriel, Carol Markel

Photo: Ari Seth Cohen

Gretchen Schields

The Street-Style Seniors With Next-Level Fashion