Advanced Pets

Ari Seth Cohen

$ 35

Trim Size: 7 x 9
Page Count: 192
ISBN: 9781648230769

Advanced Pets, a follow up to the acclaimed bestsellers Advanced Style, Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, and Advanced Love, explores the tender bond between photographer, author, and social media extraordinaire Ari Seth Cohen’s colorful, catwalk-worthy subjects and their furry and feathered companions. This heartwarming book dives into the magic of interspecies relationships through Cohen’s vibrant portraits and interviews of mature fashion icons with their adorable friends. 

Advanced Pets, a continuation of the photographer’s renowned Advanced book series that has sold over 150,000 copies globally, builds on the conversations about age representation Ari Seth Cohen has been championing for the past decade, this time focusing on the cherished bonds between seniors and their pets.

When Ari Seth Cohen’s grandmother Bluma passed away in 2008, the author and photographer took her advice and moved from California to New York City to find a home where he could fully express his personal style. Cohen immediately began to photograph and interview the senior fashionistas he saw on the city’s streets as a way to deal with loss and explore his creative passion. He soon created a blog titled Advanced Style that quickly attracted the attention of the fashion industry. In 2015, The New York Times now-Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman credited Cohen with creating a global movement which has led to more age diversity and increased visibility for older models in popular culture, fashion, and advertising. This blog was inspired by his own grandmother’s unique personal style and his lifelong interest in the uber-curated fashion of eclectic seniors. Each of his subjects sparkles like a diamond after long years dedicated to refining and perfecting their individual looks and philosophies.

In 2012, Cohen released his first coffee table book, the widely successful Advanced Style. It sold 80,000 copies across the US and in Asia and quickly became powerHouse Books’ most successful title on social media. Cohen brought his colorful subjects to the big screen in the critically acclaimed Advanced Style Documentary. This establishing boom in his career was followed by a second book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser (2016, powerHouse Books) and Advanced Love (2018, Abrams). 

Advanced Pets invites readers into a world of heartwarming connections between fabulously attired senior style icons and their beloved animal friends.

Ari Seth Cohen is a freelance writer, photographer, and blogger based in Los Angeles. Cohen grew up in San Diego and moved to New York in 2008, where he immediately noticed a vibrant community of older women with grand personal styles. This eventually led to the creation of Advanced Style, a blog devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” Over the past ten years, Advanced Style has appeared in national media such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Vice, New York, The Fader, Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, Elle, Elle UK, The UK Telegraph,, and internationally broadcast news and fashion programs. He has since published Advanced Style The Coloring Book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser and Advanced Love.