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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Jenna Lyons’ Fashion Tips for Dressing like RHONY Housewife

If you want to dress like a Housewife, The Real Housewives of New York City’s Jenna Lyons has got you covered.  

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“To me, dressing like a Housewife is like, dressing like yourself,” she told The Daily Dish. “I don’t think any of us are very traditional in the approach.” 

The fashion guru shared the self-affirming tip on what it takes to fit in with the gorgeous RHONY ladies at a Season 14 premiere event, held July 12. All six of the women on the revamped franchise bring their own style to the table. 

“We just are all so different. I dress down and I kind of got called out for it because I’m wearing jeans and T-shirts and denim shirts half the time,” Jenna shared. “We went on a trip and I bought like seven white shirts and they were like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” 

The former president of J.Crew, who now helms the beauty brand LoveSeen, may gravitate toward a classic white shirt, but her high-end wardrobe has plenty of glamor too. Jenna recently showed off her custom closet, complete with its rows and rows of shoes making it the envy of the city, in a tour of her renovated SoHo home. 

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“I’m a maximalist. I want everything. I don’t get rid of things. I love clothes,” she confessed to The Daily Dish. “I also have a huge basement filled with clothing. Clothes are my friends.” 

During her rise to the top, Jenna has been open about her struggle with the

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Fashion creative Doctor Garmentz shows off his eccentric threads and one of a kind vintage finds

Doctor Garmentz (@doctorgarmentz) is one-of-a-kind, and his wardrobe is no different. The creative director behind fashion label Organic Garmentz and native New Yorker has over 120k followers on TikTok, where he shares fashion tips and New York City shopping, food, and nightlife recommendations. In this episode of Coveted Closet, the Doctor is in! Doctor Garmentz gives us a tour of his eclectic closet filled with unique vintage finds.

Doctor Garmentz finds fashion inspiration everywhere. From the streets of New York City to his own mother, he pulls from his surroundings to curate his own unique style.

“She’s really big into fashion,” says Doctor Garmentz of his mother. “She was the first person that I’d really seen with a lot of different designer bags, different things like that. So I think just subconsciously I kind of picked up on that.”

Doctor Garmentz begins the closet tour with a recap of the outfit he’s wearing, which includes a Y/Project double collar shirt, a Comme des Garçons skirt over a pair of Organic Garmentz pants, and a pair of SWEAR Exterminator sneakers. “It’s not really Doctor Garmentz unless I have the sunglasses,” says the fashion creative as he adds his signature accessory.

Next, he shows off a vintage Versace cardigan from his dad and a showstopping House of Errors all-seeing eye leather jacket. Moving onto the shoe collection, Doctor Garmentz showcases a pair of Toga Virilis studded slip-ons and a pair of Prada sneakers he’d wanted since he was a kid.

When asked about his favorite outfit, Doctor Garmentz changes into a pair of jeans he custom-tailored himself and a green Maison Margiela sweater, which he accessorizes with a Vivienne Westwood watch and a pair of Dior sunglasses.

With the closet tour complete,

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