Remembering Iris Apfel

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Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer, fashion celebrity and a Rara Avis has passed, we bid her a warm farewell…

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.

Iris Apfel was a very influential fashion icon and interior decorator who helped restore the White House for nine presidents.

Apfel died at home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Apfel’s Instagram account posted an image of a stunningly dressed Apfel and the words “August 29, 1921 — March 1, 2024.”

In 2018, at age 96, Apfel appeared on “TODAY” to talk about recent trends and what constitutes style. She was interviewed at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

Known for her very eclectic, charming demeanour and style she believed those with style are expressive and self-aware.

“You have to be original, but not original to the point where you’re nutsy,” Apfel said. “I think you have to be true to yourself, know yourself, not be a trend follower. You’ve got to take a few risks.”

Apfel was born in Astoria, Queens, on Aug. 29, 1921.

She came to fashion through fabric, to know more about her life and work one can read her 2018 book, ‘Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon.’

We bid her a warm farewell, for she has inspired many and will continue to do so in the future.

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