“Geriatric starlet” Iris Apfel, designer and fashion icon, has been featured in this month’s Architectural Digest. Iris Apfel has come out with flying colours in her life with colourful dress sense and eclectic fashion awareness, with her life style as colourfully as she dresses. Iris Apfel is a former interior designer and an American businesswoman, she had launched the textile firm ‘Old World Weavers’ and ran it until she retired in 1992. Iris Apfel took part in many projects of designing; she has worked at the White House for nine presidents from Truman, to Clinton.
In 2005 a show called “Rara Avis’’ by costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which in an exhibition displayed Iris Apfel’s exquisite collection by the former interior designer, the extensive wardrobe and accessories collection which had created a sensation. The entitled” Rara Avis’’ show has transformed her into a geriatric starlet. In New York she shares her apartment with her husband.
The moment you enter her Luxury home, you could see painted Genoese chests, exquisite French chairs, antique paisley shawls, New Mexican Santos, and much more collection of many buying trips made over the years. She started her own design firmly the end of war.
She is a well known and loved fashion icon in New York. In her 80s, Apfel is growing still stronger and being young at her heart, conducts her own clothing exhibition, and recently arranged one at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. She has designed a line of costume jewellery. She will launch a costume jewellery line with HSN which creates jewellery of museum quality and accessories to keep her passion alive is very important i.e. Collection of beads, bags, belts, and bangles, otherwise she would be unable function anything. With these accessories entire outfits look will be changed. She loves the combination of objects of different eras.
She is also a visiting professor at the University of Texas Bruce Weber, a celebrated photographer is trying bringing out a documentary film about events and facts of her.