Senior Thai fashionista battling dementia shows her colors at Bangkok exhibition

Photos: 70youngteaw / Instagram
Photos: 70youngteaw / Instagram

A chic, senior fashionista is proving she’s still young at heart with her first exhibition opening today. 

Before being diagnosed with dementia, Archara “Teaw” Na Ayuthaya, 73, was a fashion icon in her own right, matching her clothes with all imaginable color palettes. 

Though her sense of style faded as her condition progressed, her son has been documenting his mother’s rejuvenation on their Instagram account @70youngteaw (roughly “70 still young”), showing off her mother’s daily dose of color and intimate stories. 

70 Still Young: Instagram and fashion help family battle dementia

Documenting their story over three years, this mother and son are hosting their first solo exhibition, showcasing his mother’s collection of clothes, silks, and linens featured in their stories. 

The exhibition will run today until Feb. 26 at Profane Craft Space in Soi Phaya Nak. The venue is reachable via BTS Ratchathewi.


70 Still Young: Instagram and fashion help family battle dementia

This story originally appeared in BK.

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