Iris Apfel: accidental icon – book (hardcover)
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Author: Iris Apfel
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Publication date: 6-3-2018
Size: 24.6 cm x 17.9 cm x 2.6 cm
Ninety-six-year-old globally renowned fashion icon Iris Apfel presents an inimitably singular, lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style with the same authenticity, candor, wit, and exuberance that endear her to fans of all ages, including almost 700,000 Instagram followers.
Iris Apfel is a true original, one of the most dynamic personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design. She and her husband Carl Apfel founded Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company that specialized in reproducing antique fabrics for a prestigious clientele, from Greta Garbo to Estee Lauder. They also consulted at the White House during nine consecutive administrations. Their travels worldwide provided inspiration for their work and fueled Iris’s passion for collecting fashion and accessories. In 2005, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art held an exhibit of her clothing and couture costume jewelry the first time the museum showcased the work of a living person who was not a designer. The show broke attendance records and made Iris, as she puts it, a geriatric starlet.
Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon is an entertaining, thought-provoking, visually arresting, inspiring creation by the coolest nonagenarian on the planet. It is a fun, joyful ride of Ms. Apfel’s creation-an eclectic mix of text and illustrations presented in the same improvisational, multifaceted style that have made her a quintessential icon. Astute maxims, witty anecdotes from childhood to the present, musings on style and various subjects, and lists of likes and dislikes are offered in a bold, color-filled, exciting design that varies page to page. Visuals include a wealth of personal photographs and mementos that have never been published before, images from top international fashion photographers and illustrators, and novelties, like Disney cartoons, vintage postcards, the Iris Apfel Halloween costume for children, and more.