There’s a new Barbie doll — and she’s modeled on a 96-year-old Jewish style icon.
Treat the next few days like a true winter weekend by settling in with one of several exciting new books.
Is there a secret to living well into your 90’s?
At the age of 93, Iris Apfel is a model, a jewelry designer, a collector and a cover-girl. Regina Weinreich catches up with the Queens-born fashionista.
Iris Apfel has spent a lifetime successfully navigating the fine line between eccentric and fashion icon. She is now the subject of the last film by the late documentarian Albert Maysles.
Age, fashion and wisdom fuel the late great filmmaker Albert Maysles’ documentary, “Iris,” a loving homage to Iris Apfel, the inimitable 94-year-old empress of style and chutzpah.
Socialite Zelda Kaplan, who based on her style could have been separated at birth from Iris Apfel, died suddenly on February 15 while at a New York Fashion Week show. To be more precise, the 95-year-old collapsed while sitting in the front row at the Joanna Mastroianni runway show and died in hospital shortly thereafter. It is believed that Kaplan died of natural causes.
How many 90-year-old women start designing their own fashion accessories line for the Home Shopping Network and get to be the subject of a new documentary by a renowned filmmaker? Not many. But then again, Iris Apfel is not your usual nonagenarian.
88-year-old Iris Barrel Apfel, born to a Jewish family in Astoria, Queens, has long inspired a fashion world in-crowd with her sharp eye for mixing and matching accessories in serendipitous, joyous ways. A inspired collector and shopper, not a designer, Apfel is being honored with a traveling exhibit of her fashion finds, “ Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel ” which runs until February 7, 2010 at The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, after previous stopovers at New York’s Metropolitan Museum ; the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida ; and the Nassau County Museum of Art .