Fashion legend: Iris Apfel

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Iris Apfel was born August 29, 1921 in Astoria, Queens, New York
She is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon.
She studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman, Apfel worked for Women's Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson. She also was an assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman.

In 1948, she married Carl Apfel. Two years later they launched the textile firm Old World Weavers and ran it until they retired in 1992. During this time, Iris Apfel took part in several design restoration projects, including work at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton. Apfel still consults and lectures about style and other fashion topics at the University of Texas at Austin.                         {source}

Presently, Iris has a makeup collection with MAC, she is working on glasses for Eye-Bobs, is on Home Shopping and on YOOX. {1}

 The originator of colour blocking

Iris and her 97 year old sweetie, Carl Apfel, who have been married for 63 years!
 "Fortunately, my husband likes grey hair." "We use the same perfume." {2}
(Are you dying over this adorable couple as much as I am?! They wear the same perfume!)

"I think you can be attractive at any age. I think trying to look like a spring chicken when you’re not makes you look ridiculous." {3}


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8 Responses to “Fashion legend: Iris Apfel”

  1. amazing! i hope i have this much style when im older


  2. I LOVE this woman! That pictures of her on the couch is amazing.

  3. I can only hope I will be so fun and fashion forward when I get older! She is amazing.

  4. you know, i never even thought about her still being married. that is so adorable!! apfel is just proof that style just gets better with age :).


  5. she is the epitome of awesome.

    thnks for sharing!


  6. She is so incredibly stylish, I like it a lot. Thank you for drawing my attention to her :)


  7. she is an inspiration
    ! thanks for sharing


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