Documentary Screening, Advanced Style
Thurs 25 Feb, 2016, 7pm Refreshments / 8pm Screening
The Not Too Precious exhibition showcases jewellery that shouts rather than whispers. The Advanced Style documentary showcases women who embrace bold style choices and are not afraid to stand out in the crowd. The National Craft Gallery invites you to wear your boldest pieces of jewellery and showcase your individual style at our screening of Advanced Style.
The recent emergence of street style as a cultural phenomenon has changed the way we look at fashion forever.
Advanced Style is a documentary that examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers aged 62 to 95 whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Director Lina Plioplyte follows these fashionable ladies’ daily adventures of living in the city, capturing their most entertaining and poignant moments. From the instant that Cohen first meets these vibrant characters on the streets of New York, it is evident that they are destined for fame. From a glamorous 81-year-old dancer from the legendary Apollo theater, to an 80-year-old owner of a storied boutique on the Upper West Side with a penchant for over-the-top accessories, to a 93-year-old West Village artist known for her colorful ensembles and iconic red eyelashes crafted from her own hair, these ladies offer their own unique perspective on overcoming life’s obstacles with style and grace, proving that age is merely a state a mind. Advanced Style paints colorful and intimate portraits of independent, stylish women who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, growing old, and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth.
Free Event, Booking required
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