The style icon takes us inside her bold Manhattan home: In the library, a Dutch painting is displayed above a Louis XVI daybed covered in fabric Apfel reproduced from a 17th-century French document. In the entry, an 18th-century English gilt chinoiserie mirror and an Italian console. An Italian tole chandelier above a Maison Jansen table draped in a woven paisley throw. The first painting Apfel ever bought—a portrait of the Infanta Margarita she picked up 60 years ago at […]
The website Refinery 29 collaborated with the Manhattan-born and based cartoonist Joana Avillez to compile a list of today’s forward-thinking creative forces who demonstrate genuine style. Each of these characters bring something completely different to the table, and any true fashionista will be able to recognize why they have all been chosen.
Socialite, fashion icon, interior designer, business woman …. Need I say more? Hope I’m not forgetting anything! Her spectacles, signature look, lend Iris Apfel a startled look. If she seems surprised, she has good reason. Mrs. Apfel, the subject of a string of museum exhibitions, a coffee table book and even a fashion advertising campaign, has long been a magnetto those devotees of fashion who worship her style. Born August 29, 1921 Iris Barrel in Astoria, Queens, New York, Apfel is […]