Fashion Icon Friday: Iris Apfel
Iris Apfel is by far the most stylish 90 year old lady we can think of.
A native New Yorker, she studied Art History at NYU. When she was younger, Iris worked for Women’s Wear Daily and also for an interior designer. After marrying her husband, Carl Apfel, they founded the textile firm, Old World Weavers (from which the two retired in 1992). They even worked on designs for the White House for nine different presidents.
Iris is a fashion icon known for her round oversized glasses. The line eyebobs even collaborated with her to create a limited edition frame named “Iris,” inspired by her style—which is bold and bright, much like her personality.
In 2005, the MET featured an exhibit all about Iris titled, Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel. Recently, MAC cosmetics collaborated with Iris creating a line that emulates her style with bright lipsticks and colorful eyeshadows.
Watch this interview with Iris made by the Peabody Essex Museum during the traveling exhibit of Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel.
We hope we’re still this awesome at 90!