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Iris Apfel Accidental Icon

Iris Apfel Accidental Icon

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“Personal style really originated with Iris Apfel; she has always espoused the virtues of not just dressing for yourself  but being who you are and doing it unapologetically  which is perhaps why she and her messaging and aesthetic have resonated so comprehensively. She’s a transcendent icon!— Leandra Medine  manrepeller.com A unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings  anecdotes  and observations on all matters of life and style  infused with the singular candor  wit  and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and by countless fans worldwide. A woman who transcends time and trends  Iris Apfel is a true original  one of the most dynamic personalities in the worlds of fashion  textiles  and interior design. As the cofounder with her husband  Carl Apfel  of Old World Weavers  an international textile manufacturing company that specialized in reproducing antique fabrics  her prestigious clientele has included Greta Garbo  Estee Lauder  Montgomery Clift  and Joan Rivers. She also acted as a restoration consultant and replicated fabric for the White House over nine presidential administrations. Iris’s travels worldwide and a passion for flea markets of all sorts inspired her work and fueled her passion for collecting fashion and accessories. In 2005  she was the first living person who was not a designer to have her clothing and accessories exhibited at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  a blockbuster show that catapulted her to fame and a career as a supermodel  muse  and collaborator for renowned brands  from Citroen to Tag Heuer  and global gigs at Bon March in Paris and the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. In 2015  acclaimed director Albert Maysles released Iris  his last film—now an Emmy Award nominee—to a global audience. Now  this self-dubbed geriatric starlet  whose irrepressible authenticity  wit  candor  and infectious energy have earned her nearly a million followers on social media  has created an entertaining  thought-provoking  visually arresting  and inspiring volume—her first book—that captures her unique joie de vivre. Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon  contains an eclectic mix of musings and 180 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations—presented in the same improvisational  multifaceted style that have made Iris a contemporary fashion icon. Astute maxims  witty anecdotes from childhood to the present  essays on style and various subjects  from the decline of manners to the importance of taking risks  fill the book as do lists  both proclamatory  revelatory  and advisory. All are paired with a bold  color-filled  exciting design that varies from page to page. Here  too  is a treasure trove of never-before-published personal photographs and mementos  mixed with images from top international fashion photographers and illustrators with enchanting  surprising novelties such as Disney cartoons  vintage postcards  the Iris Apfel Halloween costume for children  and more.

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