Wishing a very happy and healthy 92nd birthday to one of the most inspirational, unique and loved style icons of our time... Iris Apfel. She inspires us all to explore deeper, take our style and creativity further, learn more and take everything in our lives to the next level. In her own words, " More is more and less is a bore." Happy Birthday to New York's most original, irreverent, and inspiring grand dame.
There is always something particularly special about a snazzy older dresser. The renowned and celebrated Iris Apfel is just that. Known for her flamboyant flair and passion for piling on the accessories, somehow never appearing to have taken it too far , this woman is a legend, and her trademark saucer sized specs have become iconic. She's known for running in the fairly exclusive circles of the upper-east-side, though her bohemian and wild style often contradict the 'expected' and anticipated fashions of women in these elite circles. Iris effortlessly yet scandalously (once upon a time!) mixed couture with flea-market finds, and she owned it. Iris has led an incredibly rich life, alongside being a style icon to the fashion world, she also is an extremely successful business woman, building up a textile company with her husband which led her to travel all over the world. Iris has been featured in Paris Vogue, i-D, Dazed and many more fash bibles over the years, she has had a standing exhibit of her Park Avenue closet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has lectured at some of the worlds most highly regarding fashion universities.
As Iris says, "You only have one trip....you might as well enjoy it!"