Fashion icon Iris Apfel has died

Iris Apfel, a prominent New York personality, interior designer, who with her unique style broke fashion barriers by combining bohemian style with hippie style, old-time style with extra elegant clothing, who found "treasures" in thrift stores and exposed them in controversy, died on Friday at the age of 102 in Palm Beach, Florida, the New York Times reports.

Iris was born on August 29, 1921, she was a fashion and interior designer, actress and manager of a business she owned with her husband.

She had a distinguished career in interior design including a contract with the White House under which she served nine presidential terms.

After her retirement she became famous in the fashion world when she was 80 years old and her wardrobe was shown in an exhibition at the New York Museum of Art in 2005. The exhibition was curated and styled by herself after wearing each of mannequins as she would dress herself, with exaggerated jewelry and ornaments.

Iris then became a fashion icon and signed a modeling contract with IMG (International Management Group) based in New York as a model in 2019 at the age of 97.

Prepared by: Vita Abrashi - Kajtazi