There is something so impossibly heartwarming about Ari Cohen’s Advanced Style project. It isn’t just the absolute grace and sophistication of the ladies — which appears in spades—but also about the way each subject lights up under Cohen’s lens. Inherently, he doesn’t want to just photograph a cool outfit, but also find a woman (and a look) that tells an entire story. We’ve been given an exclusive clip of the movie in which Ari spots a chic woman on the street and he proceeds to tell her about the project. Not only is she touched to be chosen, but it is clear that Ari has a real eye. With his camera out, he turns the unsuspecting woman into a true model, one that has the type of je ne sais quoi only seen in glossy magazines or film stills, a poise that suggests that, just because a woman is 50+ doesn’t mean her style is any less important.
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