Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel
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Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel

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With remarkable panache and discernment, Iris Apfel combines styles, colors, textures, and patterns without regard to period, provenance, or aesthetic conventions. She is a unique style icon.

Over ninety sumptuous color plates, photographed by Eric Boman, show off a selection of Apfel's extraordinary outfits on wittily posed mannequins, some sporting her trademark outsized...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 9th 2007 by Thames & Hudson (first published March 9th 2007)
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Kneale Culbreath
Apr 11, 2007 Kneale Culbreath rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Harold Koda and Eric Boman give us a glimpse into the world of collector Iris Apfel, a true American original. Apfel founded a fabric manufacturing company called Old World Weavers in the 50s with her husband Carl. They travelled the world, visiting artisans and exploring different cultures. Apfel's souvenirs were clothes, everything from Native American headdresses to indian saris and Lanvin couture. She is bold, irreverent, and has an unerring eye. I was struck by how much she reminded me of a...more
I have to say the best thing about this book, which celebrates Iris Apfel's incredible gift for putting an outfit together, is that she is now famous AND she is in her eighties! It is a testament to the cliche about wine [i am paraphrasing] -- the longer it ages the richer it becomes...
The photography and eye candy of each colorful outfit complete with her collection of acquired accessories can only make one delight in this woman's sense of style and her tongue in cheek humor! She will awaken yo...more
I adore Iris Apfel. She's one helluva business woman and she won't be unnoticed. Style. That's what she has and this book gives a great reference to her fashion style. With a nice intro to the other side of her style: herself!
So nice to see what I will be like as a senior. Iris is my style and creative icon. Great to read about how her style developed and see her cool outfits.
Dec 10, 2007 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves fashion
Shelves: rereads, fashion
A gorgeous complement to the Met's Costume Institute exhibit of Mrs. Iris Apfel's clothing, accessories, and irrepressible style.
Muffy Kroha
Fucking Fabulous! It changed my life and inspired the fashion explosion heard round the world!
Susan marks
she is incredible
if you love fashion and jewelry
read this book
super fab book of outfits and inspiration
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