Iris Apfel takes over Paris unveiling her new exhibit at Le Bon Marché Rive

by Decoŕte Snipes

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Age ain’t nuthin’ but a number unless you’re 94 and still stuntin on em’
Step aside Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner. The starlet of Paris Fashion Week, Iris Apfel is quite frankly giving you all a run for your money. Apfel arrived in Paris last week for the unveiling of “Iris in Paris,” a fashion exhibition and pop-up shop at the lavish Parisian department store Le Bon Marché Rive that commemorates her famed, iconic style. The 94-year-old avant-garde interior designer from Queens New York is best known for her signature oversized glasses and vintage accessories.

Photo by Le Bon Marché Rive via Instagram

The recognition of Apfel majorily blew up beyond the fashion pages after the success of Albert Maysles’ 2014 documentary about her, Iris.  In the documentary she refers to herself as the “geriatric starlet,” but Apfel has proven that she is still turning heads, making stylistic statements, and ultimately running circles around fashions younger generation.

Photo by Iris Apfel via Instagram

She’s also the face of the new advertising campaign for Citroën, as well as the face of the Australian label Blue Illusion’s “Ageless” range. Even Kanye West swooned over actually getting to meet the legendary fashionista at the 2011 CFDA Awards —and we all know that Kanye only gets geeked about Kanye— so ultimately she’s been blessed by Yezzus. We feel you though Ye’, Iris is literally everyone’s #squadgoals.

 

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