Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63-Year-Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63-Year-Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

During the New York Fashion Week, Professor at Fordham University Lyn Slater was meeting with her friend for lunch outside the Lincoln Center not knowing her life will change forever that day. Suddenly she was surrounded by foreign journalists and huge crowd allured by all the cameras and attention she was getting. That was the moment that spinningly took her life for an unforgettable ride. Everyone has mistaken her for a famous fashion icon and made professor Lyn Slater an ‘Accidental Icon‘, which made her blog of the same name rise to fame. She’s not a typical haute couture model which only adds to her appeal. At the age of 63, she decries age-based discrimination in both fashion industry and in everyday life. “I think, if you are comfortable in what you’re wearing, no matter how old you are and you’re owning it, you’re going to look completely fine,” says Slater. Currently signed to Elite London, world’s leading modeling company. She’s admired for her unstoppable attitude, and edgy and hip style, while her Instagram page keeps on trending extremely positive with over 173k followers.

This is a story of a 63-year old professor mistaken for a fashion icon.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Her name is Lyn Slater and she’s a professor at Fordham University.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

During the New York Fashion Week, foreign journalists have surrounded her,

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Alluring huge crowd with them, bringing Lyn Slater in the center of the attention.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

That was the moment when she became an ‘Accidental Icon’.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

She decries age-based discrimination in both fashion industry and in everyday life.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

“I think if you are comfortable in what you’re wearing…

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

…no matter how old you are and you’re owning it…

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

…you’re going to look completely fine.”

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Currently signed to Elite London, world’s leading modeling company.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Admired for her unstoppable attitude, and edgy and hip style.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

Her Instagram followers grow each day, now with over 173k.

Journalists Accidentally Mistake 63 Year Old Professor for Fashion Icon and It Changes Her Life Forever

 
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