Iris Apfel: Everything you need to know about the ultimate fashion icon

  • Iris Apfel started her career as an interior designer. 
  • In 1948 she met and married Carl Apfel. 
  • Together, they started the Old World Weavers that specialized in restoration furnishings. 
  • Their most famous client was the White House. They worked with 9 presidents but had problems working with Jackie Kennedy.   

  •  In 2005 The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York premiered an exhibition based on Iris Apfel style and her enormous clothing and jewellery collection. 
  • The exhibition was such a huge success that made Iris extremely famous and changed her life. 
  • In July 2015 a documentary has been released with the title "Iris" where you can watch the amazing Iris shopping and looking for the next big bargain. You can still watch it, just do your research through your streaming services. (I've already watched it twice!) 

  • She has now her own jewellery and accessories line, she collaborates with big fashion and beauty brands and she consults and lectures about style and other fashion topics. 
  • Her husband died at 2015 at the age of 101. 
  • Her collaboration with H&M was sold out in minutes! 

  • One of her most famous quotes is: "When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else". 
  • Iris died on the 1st of March 2024 at the age of 102.