American fashion icon Iris Apfel dies aged 102

American fashion icon Iris Apfel dies aged 102

Iris Apfel died on March 1 at the age of 102. MAXPPP – TONI ALBIR

Eccentric fashion icon, followed on Instagram by 3 million subscribers, New Yorker Iris Apfel died this Friday March 1 at the age of 102.

She died at the age of 102: Iris Apefel, eccentric fashion icon in New York is no more, reveals her official Instagram account , followed by some 3 million subscribers. 

"Iris Barrel Apfel, August 29, 1921 – March 1, 2024", can we read on the publication accompanied by a photo of ;#39;she dressed in a long gold patterned dress and matching bracelets, XXL version, wearing her emblematic giant round glasses. 

The self-proclaimed "geriatric starlet from Queens" had recently signed a collection for H&M, after multiple collaborations, with notably Citroën, Magnum, Happy Socks and MAC. A form of consecration, she also inspired a Barbie doll in her image. 

She paraded in a wheelchair

Passionate about fashion – she massaged during  decades a collection of clothes from the greatest couturiers of the 20th century which fill two floors of her apartment on Park Avenue – the centenarian still attended the presentations of the great couturiers and paraded in her wheelchair. 

"One day, someone said to me: You're not pretty and you never will be. But it doesn't matter. You have something much more important: you have style", she used to say.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

(function(d,s){d.getElementById("licnt2061").src= ";r"+escape(d.referrer)+ ((typeof(s)=="undefined")?"":";s"+s.width+"*"+s.height+"*"+ (s.colorDepth?s.colorDepth:s.pixelDepth))+";u"+escape(d.URL)+ ";h"+escape(d.title.substring(0,150))+";"+Math.random()}) (document,screen)