Iris Apfel, fashion icon and interior designer known for her eccentric style, dies at 102

Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102.File video above: Five times Iris Apfel said it bestHer death was confirmed by her commercial agent, Lori Sale, who called Apfel “extraordinary.” No cause of death was given. It was also announced on her her verified Instagram page on Friday, which a day earlier had celebrated that Leap Day represented her 102nd-and-a-half birthday.Born Aug. 29, 1921, Apfel was famous for her irreverent, eye-catching outfits, mixing haute couture and oversized costume jewelry. A classic Apfel look would, for instance, pair a feather boa with strands of chunky beads, bangles and a jacket decorated with Native American beadwork.With her big, round, black-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick and short white hair, she stood out at every fashion show she attended.Her style was the subject of museum exhibits and a documentary film, “Iris,” directed by Albert Maysles.“I’m not pretty, and I’ll never be pretty, but it doesn’t matter,” she once said. “I have something much better. I have style.”Apfel enjoyed late-in-life fame on social media, amassing nearly 3 million followers on Instagram, where her profile declares: “More is more & Less is a Bore.” On TikTok, she drew 215,000 followers as she waxed wise on things fashion and style and promoted recent collaborations.“Being stylish and being fashionable are two entirely different things,” she said in one TikTok video. “You can easily buy your way into being fashionable. Style, I think is in your DNA. It implies originality and courage.”She never retired, telling “Today”: “I think retiring at any age is a fate worse than death. Just because a number comes up doesn’t mean you have to stop.”“Working alongside her was the honor of a lifetime. I will miss her daily calls, always greeted with … Read the rest

Fashion celebrity Iris Apfel, known for her eccentric style, dies at 102

Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102.

Her death was confirmed by her commercial agent, Lori Sale, who called Apfel “extraordinary.” No cause of death was given. It was also announced on her verified Instagram page on Friday, which a day earlier had celebrated that Leap Day represented her 102nd-and-a-half birthday.

Born Aug. 29, 1921, Apfel was famous for her irreverent, eye-catching outfits, mixing haute couture and oversized costume jewelry. A classic Apfel look would, for instance, pair a feather boa with strands of chunky beads, bangles and a jacket decorated with Native American beadwork.

With her big, round, black-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick and short white hair, she stood out at every fashion show she attended.

Her style was the subject of museum exhibits and a documentary film, “Iris,” directed by Albert Maysles.

I’m not pretty, and I’ll never be pretty, but it doesn’t matter,” she once said. “I have something much better. I have style.”

Apfel enjoyed late-in-life fame on social media, amassing nearly 3 million followers on Instagram, where her profile declares: “More is more & Less is a Bore.” On TikTok, she drew 215,000 followers as she waxed wise on things fashion and style and promoted recent collaborations.

“Being stylish and being fashionable are two entirely different things,” she said in one TikTok video. “You can easily buy your way into being fashionable. Style, I think is in your DNA. It implies originality and courage.”

She never retired, telling “Today”: “I think retiring at any age is a fate worse than death. Just because a number comes up doesn’t mean you have to stop.”

Working alongside her was the honor of a lifetime. I will miss her daily calls,

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Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Dies Aged 102: What to Know

NEW YORK — Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102.

Her death was confirmed by her commercial agent, Lori Sale, who called Apfel “extraordinary.” No cause of death was given. It was also announced on her verified Instagram page on Friday, which a day earlier had celebrated that Leap Day represented her 102nd-and-a-half birthday.

Born Aug. 29, 1921, Apfel was famous for her irreverent, eye-catching outfits, mixing haute couture and oversized costume jewelry. A classic Apfel look would, for instance, pair a feather boa with strands of chunky beads, bangles and a jacket decorated with Native American beadwork.

With her big, round, black-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick and short white hair, she stood out at every fashion show she attended.

Her style was the subject of museum exhibits and a documentary film, “Iris,” directed by Albert Maysles.

“I’m not pretty, and I’ll never be pretty, but it doesn’t matter,” she once said. “I have something much better. I have style.”

Apfel enjoyed late-in-life fame on social media, amassing nearly 3 million apfel/”followers on Instagram, where her profile declares: “More is more & Less is a Bore.” On TikTok, she drew 215,000 followers as she waxed wise on things fashion and style and promoted recent collaborations.

“Being stylish and being fashionable are two entirely different things,” she said in one TikTok video. “You can easily buy your way into being fashionable. Style, I think is in your DNA. It implies originality and courage.”

She never retired, telling “Today”: “I think retiring at any age is a fate worse than death. Just because a number comes up doesn’t mean you have to stop.”

“Working alongside her was the honor of a lifetime. I will miss

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Iris Apfel, eccentric fashion icon and textile expert, dies at 102

Beth J. Harpaz

NEW YORK — Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102.

Her death was confirmed Friday by her commercial agent, Lori Sale, who called Apfel “extraordinary.” No cause of death was given. It was also announced on her verified Instagram account on Friday, which a day earlier had celebrated that Leap Day represented the 102 year old’s half birthday.

Born Aug. 29, 1921, Apfel was famous for her irreverent, eye-catching outfits, mixing haute couture and oversized costume jewelry. A classic Apfel look would, for instance, pair a feather boa with strands of chunky beads, bangles and a jacket decorated with Native American beadwork.

With her big, round, black-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick and short white hair, she stood out at every fashion show she attended.

Her style was the subject of museum exhibits and a 2014 documentary film, “Iris,” directed by Albert Maysles.

“I’m not pretty, and I’ll never be pretty, but it doesn’t matter,” she once said. “I have something much better. I have style.”

Apfel enjoyed late-in-life fame on social media, amassing nearly 3 million followers on Instagram, where her profile declares: “More is more & Less is a Bore.” On TikTok, she drew 215,000 followers as she waxed wise on things fashion and style and promoted recent collaborations.

“Being stylish and being fashionable are two entirely different things,” she said in one TikTok video. “You can easily buy your way into being fashionable. Style, I think, is in your DNA. It implies originality and courage.”

Iris Apfel, known for her irreverant, eye-catching outfits, has died at 102, her representative said March 1.

Iris Apfel found retirement to be ‘a fate worse than death’

She never retired, telling “Today”: “I think retiring at any age is a fate worse than death. Just because a number comes up doesn’t mean

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Dior Unveils Inaugural Virtual Capsule For Gran Turismo 7

Combining the thrilling world of racing with the glamour of haute couture, French fashion house Dior collaborates with racing game Gran Turismo 7.

By Corina Tan

Dior x Gran Turismo 7

Artistic Director of Dior Men’s Collection Kim Jones has designed an inaugural virtual capsule collection for the racing game Gran Turismo 7. Combining the thrilling world of racing with the glamour of haute couture, French fashion house Dior creates a range of racing “skins and customised vintage cars exalting the distinctive hallmarks of the house. The designer’s special ground-breaking Dior gear features a yellow and grey racing jumpsuit, matching gloves, reinterpreted Diorizon shoes, and a blue and grey helmet. The items bear Dior Oblique motifs, the CD Diamond initials along with a “Christian Dior Atelier Avenue Montaigne” patch. The race car selected for this virtual collection is a cream-coloured De Tomaso Mangusta, which is an Italian vintage sports car stemming from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Dior x Gran Turismo 7

The inspiration for the project came from the glamorous lifestyle of the 1960s through the 1980s. The number “47” which is displayed prominently on the back of the jumpsuit and hood, is a tribute to the year 1947, when the house’s founder, Christian Dior, held his first fashion show, sealing the success of the House.

“1947 is a very important number for Dior. It is the year that Christian Dior founded The Maison. So whenever we’re doing any sort of project at Dior, we always look directly back into the archives and find a way of connecting it always to Monsieur Dior himself,” said Dior men’s design director, Lucy Beeden in a video shared on Dior’s YouTube channel.

Exclusive to PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, Gran Turismo 7 is the seventh edition of the long-running racing game franchise in a series created by Japanese Studio Polyphony

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