Iris Apfel grew up in Depression-era Astoria, Queens, the daughter of a meticulously coiffed & shrewd businesswoman & a father who specialized in glass & mirror installation for tony interior designers.
Mrs. Aprfel was once perfectly described as a “geriatric glamazon’’ – is north
of Boston putting final touches on the show “Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel,’’ which opens at the Peabody Essex Museum on Oct. 17. See video below.
More than 50 years’ worth of her well-curated wardrobe, ranging from couture pieces
purchased in Paris to $5 costume jewelry from junk stores, will fill multiple galleries
and highlight the style doyenne’s extraordinary eye. She is clearly having
a moment – and loving it. “Rare Bird’’ was a surprise hit at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, and Apfel, once regarded as simply an eccentric with a love of
daring prints and accessories, is now being recognized as a fashion trailblazer.
Introducing the coolest teenager in America….
Watch her in action HERE