Advanced Style’s Flash Fashion Show in Lincoln Center

 [Photos by Eric Lee]

On Sunday I managed to pull off an amazing Advanced Style flash mob fashion show and parade in the middle of Lincoln Center. Amazing ladies, aged 60 to 95 years old,  showed up to model their favorite looks and prove that fashion is not just for the young. The women had a blast and crowds of people came to see the impromptu show. The event ended with celebratory applause right before the police told us that we would have to leave the area. I hope you enjoy the shots from the event.Hopefully we can do something on a much grander scale next season!

  • Loved it ! So crazy – fun !

  • Fantastic Ari, You have orchestrated a revolution! I hope the ladies gave the cops a real bang for their buck. 😉

  • super great! next year will be standing room only…

  • Anonymous

    Oh, so much to love. That braid! That parasol!

  • Me gusta tanto tu blog que he hecho un post dedicado a el y me gustaría hacer más, espero que no te importe, te admiro.

  • Anonymous


  • What a fabulous show. I am with Joni, you are arevolutionary, and we all adore you for it.

  • Rebecca

    So sorry I missed this event but I could feel the energy and excitement. How lovely the Advanced Style ladies look!

  • Julie

    Bravo! I love it!

  • I have seen sooo many photos from NYFW ad nauseum…yours by far show the most creative and unique fashion..which is what it is all about. Kudos to the ladies for showing them how it's done.

  • What a great idea! And I love that black lace parasol.

  • Anonymous


  • How fantastically fabulous!!!!!!

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  • Layne

    This is wonderful! I first saw mention of it on Humans of New York's blog. Seize the day!

  • Congratulations on pulling off a style coup!! The "models" look awesome, as usual, and I see some of my fave dames in there. I love the parasols as practical accessories. They are so much more interesting to look at than the models in the shows and I'm happy they had an appreciative audience.

  • Lovely ladies and lovely fashions. Saw this blog post via Humans of New York (on Facebook) even before I received your email notification. I intend to pass the word about your blog!

    Keep writing…

  • This is so lovely! Beautiful! I would have loved to see the fashion show!

  • liz

    congrats on a Stylish Flash Mob of gorgeous women.

    your blog makes a difference because it shows that women can be stylish and stunning regardless of age.

    i'm only a young un' at 53 and I adore seeing women older than me kicking arse for fashion.

    if you ever want a Dublin pic fashion person for your blog then yell for me.

    i can get you pics of gorgeous women like Philomena Lynott [82] and mother of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzie. She is totally gorgeous and has her very own style.

    Ireland has so many beautiful older women.

    Thank you for making such a difference. You show that women can be amazing at all ages.


  • val

    fantastic!! was Lynn Dell there too? ….. best wishes.

  • Wow, how fabulous. This looks like so much fun! All the ladies look amazing!

  • this is AMAZING.


  • Fun and Inspiring! xxoo

  • Wish I could have been there- what a great show that must have been!

  • Fabulous!!

  • Fabulous!!

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  • Libby

    All of them look absolutely stunning!! Wish I was there!!!

  • Spectacular! The event of the season!

  • i love this!

  • dana

    you may do it bigger next year but it's hard for me to see how you could do it better. this is the freshest, most interesting, most exciting show I've seen this season…and the women look HAPPY and DELIGHTED to be there rather than sullen and miserable as so many of the models are made to look. How could the police have broken this up but maybe that adds to the allure and mystery of your walkers.

  • Anonymous

    So cool, thank you for doing this!

  • Power to the Advanced Style Ladies!! Good for you Ari!! A new awakening is dawning!!

    They all look amazing, and happy…someone bottle that will ya!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Da wäre ich gern dabei gewesen, ich hätte mir die Augen aus dem Kopf geschaut und wäre glücklich gewesen. so tolle Frauen, in schönen Gewändern. Grossartig. Gruss von Cosmee

  • Aw, I wish I was there…

  • Anonymous

    My aunt is one of the ladies you've photographed, and I get a kick out of seeing her like this. She's too proud to say anything (and I think she'd kill me for asking), but I know she'd love to have her name out there. I was wondering if you could include the names of these ladies in there somewhere, so that they get the recognition they richly deserve. Whatever you decide, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

  • Another thanks…for the inspiration and encouragement. I have a birthday coming up in a few days and for the first time it is hitting heavy, how close I am to 60 and how far from 20. I look to Advanced Style for reassurance that fashion-wise I've got a long way to go, baby!

  • Congratulations Ari!!!!!!
    All women are fabulous!!!!!!!!
    I hope you can manage to do something bigger next year, they totally deserve that!!!!!!!

  • Ari the best fashion show of the week by far! Adore all of these women!

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  • They all look wonderful. What inspirations they are. Love the idea of pop up fashion parades everywhere.

  • Wow..I really like this victorian style umbrella….

  • Fantastic! I love this so much words cannot express it. I wish I was there!

  • Anonymous

    Oooh, I hope I am as fashionable as those lovely ladies when I'm that age. They are wonderful! So vivacious, stylish, and full of life!!! You go girls! And, kudos and much love to the organizer. What a great idea!
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  • Great stuff! I wish my grandmother could see this. She loved fashion. I miss her. xoxo

  • Anonymous

    A quand la même chose à Paris ?

  • Your blog is living proof of the fact that style has no age limit, and these women might just be wearing next year's trends on the catwalk!They look lovely!

    Love your blog!

  • Wonderful. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to be swapping between throwing covetous glances at their parasols and looking on ebay for one that comes close to the awesomeness I've seen here…

  • I think the ladies did look great in their choices. All of them looked ecstatic during the event and I do agree that fashion shows are never for the younger ones only indeed.

  • I am glad to visit this blog and feel very lucky to see all of them in their choices of outfits. This is what we really call fashion about.

  • Nice pictures of our old ones 🙂

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