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Manhattan Socialite, 95, Dies Front Row At Fashion Show

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If you’re a fan of Ari Cohen’s Advanced Style blog, where the photographer features a bevy of fun, fabulous, fashionable older women, you’ll be familiar with Zelda Kaplan, one of the site’s stars. Identifiable by her large sunglasses and a propensity for wearing African-inspired prints, Kaplan had seen the world over, favoring countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia, and Nigeria to which she traveled not only to garner fashion inspiration but also to campaign for women’s activism. A grand life full of goodwill and fashion flair, spanning nearly a century, came to a close yesterday when the socialite passed away at the age of 95. Keep reading »

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