Fashion Icon: Iris Apfel

At 93, Iris Apfel is having the time of her life. Having made her name as an interior designer (she worked with the wives of nine presidents on the White House), she’s in demand as a model and her legions of fans love her ‘unsugared truths’. Now she’s the star of her own film. She’s a role model, an unconventional woman and of course a style icon. With her colorful clothes and her style of fashion she’s easy to recognize and photograph.

“I’m not pretty, and I’ll never be pretty, but it doesn’t matter. I have something much better. I have style.”

“I don’t have any rules, because I’d only be breaking them.”

“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression and, above all, attitude.”

“Downtown, they think they’re stylish, but they all wear black. That’s not really style. That’s a uniform.”

“Life is gray and dull; you might as well have a little fun when you dress.”

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