At 92 years young Ms. Iris Apfel is still an American Fashion icon. Known for mixing high and low end fashion, this fashionista’s colorful style and coke bottle specs have graced not only the runways of New York Fashion Week, but the interior designs of the White House. But she didn’t always want to be in interior design, but after an assistant-slave position as copy girl with Women’s Wear Daily back in the day like many other greats, her passion redirected her path. The late Richard Martin, former curator of the Fashion Institute was right to call her the “rare bird,” Iris Apfel’s design savvy is nothing short of rare and extraordinary. Now MAC Cosmetics offers a line in honor of Iris Apfel, I love the Party Parrot pink shade. To view the entire line including beauty powder, eyeshadows and lipsshades visit www.maccosmetics.com.
For more information on the living legend pick up Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel by Eric Bowman on Amazon or your local book store.