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October 27, 2020

Grandparents Living in Chinatowns Are Now Unexpected Fashion Icons [Interview]

Senior citizens seem like unlikely sources of statement-making style; but as Andria Lo and Valerie Luu show in their book Chinatown Pretty, grandparents—specifically those in Chinatowns across North America—are unintentional fashion icons. Also known as “poh pohs” and “gung gungs” (grandmas and grandpas, respectively), the authors share portraits of the impeccably dressed city dwellers in San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, and beyond. The folks featured in Chinatown Pretty aren’t afraid to buck fashion conventions.

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