The Chatroom: Iris Apfel

Leandra sits down with the style & textile icon

11.17.14

If it is true that style mirrors youth and fashion mirrors age, it is also inevitable that one has nothing to do with the other.

Fashion might be a vehicle that pronounces style and age might be a detail that is frequently used to describe the boundaries of youth, but fundamentally: to be stylish or conversely, to be youthful are states of mind informed by experience and attitude that are divorced from anything tangible.

By the rules of this theory, that makes our Chatroom subject, Iris Apfel, who is 94 years old, approximately 18 years young.

In the episode, we sit down with the arm party’s original gangster, previous White House decorator and 67-year marriage veteran to listen as she recalls a different New York (as in, one devoid of bridges), discusses her jewelry sale with One Kings Lane (call it an opportunity to share in her history and she might call your effort too erudite — it’s about having nice things) and provides some important advice to relay to all aspects of our lives — we’ll never make it out without a sense of humor.

So, watch and chat, call me later.

Oh! And yes, that is her natural hair color.

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