Instagram fashion sensation “Silver” Tetsuya, 84, who started doing fashion shoots at the instigation of his grandson, who works in advertising. The retired school principal turned farmer has more than 100,000 followers on the social media platform. Photo: courtesy of Instagram

Fashion celebrity and Instagram star Japanese grandfather, 84, shows age is no barrier to being hip

  • When ‘Silver’ Tetsuya’s grandson asked him if he’d dress with a little more daring, the retired school principal happily obliged. Both fell about laughing
  • Now, after 20 fashion shoots featuring looks from labels such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alyx and Loewe, he has 100,000 Instagram followers
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Instagram fashion sensation “Silver” Tetsuya, 84, who started doing fashion shoots at the instigation of his grandson, who works in advertising. The retired school principal turned farmer has more than 100,000 followers on the social media platform. Photo: courtesy of Instagram
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.