As people continue to live longer we see that the fashion forward do not cease their style obsession with growing age. This may be best expressed in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, which made a fashion icon of Little Edie at the ripe age of 57. Her unmistakable clothing combinations and endless supply of turbans showcased a sophisticated yet often silly style, common amongst many grannies. This look is a welcome relief from the fast-paced, trendsetting world of contemporary fashion. Advanced Style is a blog dedicated to finding people in their golden years who continue to express themselves through their choice of clothing. After reading about the site on Liebemarlene Vintage, a girl who shares my love of all things vintage...even people, I was relieved to find some grannies whose fashion footsteps I would love to follow in." />Grannies With Style | The Rathaus

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September 29, 2008 Art, culture, The Rathaus

As people continue to live longer we see that the fashion forward do not cease their style obsession with growing age. This may be best expressed in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, which made a fashion icon of Little Edie at the ripe age of 57. Her unmistakable clothing combinations and endless supply of turbans showcased a sophisticated yet often silly style, common amongst many grannies. This look is a welcome relief from the fast-paced, trendsetting world of contemporary fashion. Advanced Style is a blog dedicated to finding people in their golden years who continue to express themselves through their choice of clothing. After reading about the site on Liebemarlene Vintage, a girl who shares my love of all things vintage…even people, I was relieved to find some grannies whose fashion footsteps I would love to follow in.

by: Tricia Rock

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