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He showed that color and maximalism could be tremendously interesting and that style has no age..

The day 1 de marzo, When I had 102 Years and a half, style icon Iris Apfel has passed away. He was one of the most interesting faces in the world of moda because she was an ambassador of color and seeing life with sympathy and personality.

A movie life

Iris Apfel was born on 29 August 1921 a Queens, Nueva York, United States. He grew up in a Jewish family, daughter of Samuel Barrel, owner of a mirror and glass business, and Sadye, owner of a fashion boutique. Since I was a child, Iris was surrounded by fashion and design, which undoubtedly influenced his future.

He studied art history at New York University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.. After graduating, She began her career as an editor at Women's Wear Daily magazine., where he became familiar with the world of fashion.


Great career in interior design

En 1948 she married Carl Apfel, with whom he founded the Old World Weavers textile company. Together, They embarked on a successful career in interior design, working for clients like the White House (on nine occasions) and Blair House. His work was characterized by his unique style, combining ancient and modern pieces from different cultures.

Throughout his career, Iris has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the award «Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award» of the Fashion Design Council of America in 2005, an honorary doctorate from New York University in 2013 And the prize «National Design Award» del Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum en 2019.

fashion icon

After Carl's death in 2015, Iris, to their 90 años, became a fashion icon. His eccentric and personal style, characterized by large glasses, statement necklaces and vibrant colors, catapulted her to fame. She has been photographed by publications such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and has collaborated with brands such as MAC Cosmetics and H&M.

Iris Apfel is an inspiring figure for people of all ages. Her unique style has challenged fashion norms and proven that it's never too late to chase your dreams.. It is an example that age is not an impediment to creativity and personal expression..

En 2018 the documentary was released «Iris Apfel: The Accidental Icon», that narrates his life and professional career. Some of his famous phrases are: «Fashion is an attitude, not an age», «Style is what makes you unique» y «do not be afraid to be different».