The Unlikely New Fashion Icon


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The hottest model in Berlin is none other than 83-year-old Turkish tailor and father to 18 children Ali who walks the streets of Berlin's Neukölln district every day. His eccentric street style is captured by Australian photographer and Berlin resident Zoe Spawton on her popular blog "What Ali Wore." Says Spawton: "I work in a cafe in Neukölln, and every morning at 9:05 a.m., this elderly Turkish man would walk by. He was always dressed so stylishly that it was obvious he had put a lot of thought into what he would wear…He thought it was funny at first. And I think he was a bit proud. Now he's the one giving me instructions and showing me where he wants to pose, though he doesn't allow it every day." Ali, a former doctor who owns 80 suits, also refuses photos if he's not impeccably dressed and objects if he's wearing an outfit that's already been photographed. Diva alert! Here are some of Ali's best looks.

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