Iris Apfel

Our favorite nonagenarian style icon, Iris Apfel is making headlines again. The Boston Globe reports that she’s donating over 600 articles of clothing and accessories (we’re talking the likes of Lagerfeld, Dior, McQueen) to the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts.

All 600 enviable pieces were already lent to the museum during its 2009 exhibition, “Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel.” After reading the news of her collection’s permanent return to the museum, we thought it a perfect time to open our treasure chest and relive our interview with Apfel—shot as she as she marked the exhibition’s opening by styling our Nordstrom Northshore windows.

“If you can have one good little black dress and have a lot of accessories, you can change the look of the dress, and you can have umpteen outfits and always look good.”—Iris Apfel

This rare bird of fashion is sheer delight.

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  • Catzmeo August 26, 2012, 10:09 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly with other comments. Iris Apfel is an amazingly genuine, unique woman. Thanks for sharing a bit of her.

  • Jeff, Blog Editor May 29, 2012, 2:04 pm

    Thanks, Catherine! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Catherine G. May 27, 2012, 9:05 am

    Absolutely Fabulous and Fun Video Interview with Iris Apfel for Nordstrom. Love her stylish mus-zings…♥ Hugs and Honey. Catherine G.

  • Jeff, Blog Editor May 26, 2012, 2:11 pm

    Very well put, Cookie.

  • Cookie May 25, 2012, 11:18 am

    Iris is my hero. Anyone who gets that excited over a pink shoe is my kind of Fashionista. 🙂 She has always remained true to herself and we can all learn a valuable lesson from that.

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