Ageless Beauty


New York’s hottest new model won’t be walking the runway during NY Fashion Week, but here’s why you should know about the 97-year-old style & fashion icon formerly known as the “First Lady of Fabric.”


Timeless Iris

  • 1950 – 1992: Founded & run a textile company w/ her husband
  • 1950s -1990s: Involved in 9 White House interior renovations.
  • 2005: Clothing & accessories featured at NYC’s MOMA
  • 2012: Face of MAC cosmetics
  • 2014: Documentary “Iris” released
  • 2018: Mattel released the Iris Apfel Barbie & she released her book, “Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

“I’m a do-it-yourself girl. I never expected my life would take this turn so I never prepared for it… I don’t think a number should make any difference and make you stop working. I think retirement is a fate worse than death. I love to work, and love my work.”

Iris Apfel (97) to Women's Wear Daily on landing her first modeling agent, IMG.

Want more Iris in your life? You're not alone. She has 1.2M+ Instagram followers. Not enough Iris? Zara is currently selling a t-shirt with Iris' image and signature.

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