Iris Apfel & Other Stories

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I love this picture. It is so inspiring. No wonder that Iris Apfel has become a style icon. Iris Apfel has picked her favourites from the & Other Stories AW 2014 collection. See them here.

Iris Apfel was born Iris Barrel on 29 August 1921 in New York. She is an American business woman, interior designer and fashion icon. Iris was the only child of Samuel Barrel, whose family owned a glass-and-mirror business and his Russian-born wife, Sadye, who owned a fashion boutique. Iris studied art history at New York University. And attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman, Apfel worked for Women’s Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson. She also was an assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman. In 1948, she married Carl Apfel. Two years later, they launched the textile firm Old World Weavers. They ran it until they retired in 1992. From 1950 to 1992, Iris Apfel took part in several design restoration projects. Including work at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Ford, and Clinton. At age 90 in 2012, Apfel was a visiting professor at University of Texas at Austin. Apfel consults and lectures about style and other fashion topics. In 2013, she was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by The Guardian.

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