After Chanel

[Photos and Text Ari Seth Cohen]

I met this amazing 79 year old woman on my way home from a photo shoot uptown. I noticed her patent leather hat and raincoat from afar and when I saw how unbelievably gorgeous she was I knew I had to ask for her photo. She told me that she wasn’t very photogenic, but I assured her that she looked great. When she took off her coat she revealed a gorgeous Prada blouse and beautiful Chanel pearls. I asked her what her career was and she told me that she used to be a therapist but she only had three clients and she cured them right away. After that she became a stylist for a number of years as you can see from her classic and flawless taste. We lamented that people don’t dress up anymore and she told me that next time we meet she’ll have some tips for the younger generations!