Meet Fashion’s Next Generation: Over 60s


LONDON, United Kingdom — Lyn Slater, a 64-year-old college professor in New York, hates the concept of age. 

“When I was young, we were burning bras, we were getting high all the time and we dated all the time,” she said. “Why do you think we would accept that our life ends when we turn a certain age?” 

But age is a subject that comes up for Slater more than most. That’s because she is closing in on 500,000 followers on Instagram, better known as a platform for teenage influencers. Posting under the handle “Accidental Icon,” Slater wears everything from Balenciaga to JW AndersonValentino, Uniqlo and other companies have hired Slater for advertising campaigns and collaborations on Instagram and her blog.