Iris Apfel calls herself a ‘geriatric starlet’ but to many, including me, she is an inspiration. She is one of very few people who has not allowed age to define her opulent taste, let alone tone down her eccentric looks.Iris, like me, has had a lifetime’s obsession with dressing up. She is a fan of opulent things, that highlight her own taste on fashion trends. When it comes to layering and colour she takes it to a whole new level.
Her Style Outlook
Five years ago Iris’s clothes went on display at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Since then she has taken the fashion world by storm. Her looks are now so legendary, so other worldly, that what Iris wears or says at the age of 91 now can set the trend for others to follow and admire.
Iris’s signature fashion accessory is her glasses. They are a statement of never allowing one’s perception alter the course of who you are.
Like me, she creates new things to resemble another trend. Hence she got bored with her sleek orange Geoffrey Beene jumpsuit that also contained, chunks of turquoise. She has now turned into a belt. A trend setter will always tap into their existing wardrobe and re-vamp a style.
Fashion does not have to cost to look good
I love her outlook on the price of fashion, Apfel asserts that she would never spend $700 on a handbag – not because she doesn’t have $700 to spend, but because she doesn’t think handbags should cost that much. Iris also admits that she’d never spend more than $15 on a pair of jeans. I thought I was bargain hunter! Iris Apfel is an excellent fashion icon who has no boundaries when it comes to outrageous outfits and her passion for fashion is one that can only be described as legendary.
Shots of her this week EL PAIS MAY 2013
Pink oh so her thing
Iris Apfel Jewelry Collection
Iris Apfel models her own makeup collection
Iris Apfel her Personal Obsessions
Not afraid of colour
Chunky accessories are her thing
Creates her own trends for us too admire