Journalists Accidentally Confuse A 63-Year-Old Teacher With A Fashion Icon And It Ends Up Changing Her Life

When Fordham University professor Lyn Slater went to meet a friend for... Read more

Meet 63-year-old Lyn Slater, who has, until recently, been an ordinary professor at Fordham University

Meet 63-year-old Lyn Slater, who has, until recently, been an ordinary professor at Fordham University
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One day she went to meet a friend for lunch outside the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week

One day she went to meet a friend for lunch outside the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week

Foreign journalists suddenly surrounded her, mistaking her for a fashion icon and attracting spectators

Foreign journalists suddenly surrounded her, mistaking her for a fashion icon and attracting spectators

It was a defining moment that turned Lyn into an Accidental Icon

It was a defining moment that turned Lyn into an Accidental Icon

Her blog of the same name, inspired by the experience, soon began making international waves

Her blog of the same name, inspired by the experience, soon began making international waves

She is now a public voice against ageism in the fashion industry and the world

She is now a public voice against ageism in the fashion industry and the world

“Fashion and my style help me struggle against that invisibility that comes with age,” Lyn told Bright Side

“Fashion and my style help me struggle against that invisibility that comes with age,” Lyn told Bright Side

“Fashion and my style help me struggle against that invisibility that comes with age,” Lyn told Bright Side

“Fashion and my style help me struggle against that invisibility that comes with age,” Lyn told Bright Side

She was once asked by Refinery29 about the old notion of ‘dressing for one’s age,’ and her response was clear

She was once asked by Refinery29 about the old notion of ‘dressing for one’s age,’ and her response was clear

“…We use language to control people’s behavior… This phrase is a way of putting older women in their place”

“…We use language to control people’s behavior… This phrase is a way of putting older women in their place”

“I’m certain that if you feel comfortable in your own clothes, it’s completely irrelevant how old you are”

“I’m certain that if you feel comfortable in your own clothes, it’s completely irrelevant how old you are”

Lyn is now signed with Elite, the world’s leading modeling agency, and is working with several brands

Lyn is now signed with Elite, the world’s leading modeling agency, and is working with several brands

We love this lady’s edgy style and fearless attitude. Tell us what you think below!

We love this lady’s edgy style and fearless attitude. Tell us what you think below!

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