Old Meets Young

Advanced Style Through The Eyes of Kids

For the release of Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style Coloring Book, Fashion Beast commissioned a few kids to put their own spin on the cool, older ladies and gentlemen.

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“I wear Calvin Klein underwear,” five-year-old Jacob told me, when asked if he knew any fashion designers. I was watching him color a dapper, older man -- Albert to be exact -- in blogger Ari Seth Cohen’s new coloring book, Advanced Style, based off the hit blog of the same name. But, why a coloring book of old people? “I was always close to my grandmother,” Cohen told The Daily Beast. “We used to lie in bed, watch cartoons, and draw pictures together.  I wanted to create something that would allow kids to look at older people in a really fun way.” Deemed for ages “1-100+, Cohen hopes the coloring book will “make children interact and pay more attention to older people. If we start honoring and respecting our elders early on," he said, "hopefully there will less fear of aging and prejudice against older people.” In honor of our favorite, best-dressed elders, The Daily Beast commissioned a few tots to put their own spin on the seriously cool ladies and gentlemen of Cohen’s “advanced” muses. A look at the children’s best work, from Molly's drawing of Jacquie "going to a ball," to Aidan's picture of "a cool dude on a boat." (Advanced Style: The Coloring Book is out with PowerHouse this week). 

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Left: Photograph of Mal Cross, NYC, September 2012; Right: Drawing by Aidan, age 7.

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Left: Photograph of Joyce Carpani, NYC, November 2011; Right: Drawing by Molly, age 6.

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Left: Photograph of Wanny di Filippo, Florence, October 2012; Right: Drawing by Mark, age 10.

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Left: Photograph of Albert; Right: Drawing by Jacob, age 5.

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Left: Photograph of Jacquie "Tajah" Murdock, NYC, April 2012; Right: Drawing by Molly, age 6.