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Eye for Style

“Who wants to fade into the woodwork? If I had to wrap up what the season was about, it was about individuality.” –Jeffrey Kalinsky, EVP of Designer Merchandise

Jeffrey Kalinsky walks you through his favorites from the fall 2012 designer collections and his must-have looks for the season—all set to footage from our designer shoot. For even more, browse and shop our Portraits of Style Designer Lookbook. It’s all so luscious, we almost can’t stand it. Almost.

May 24, 2012

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.