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Iris Apfel Bio

Iris Apfel is a world-renowned authority on antique textiles and the founder of the international textile-manufacturing company Old World Weavers, Iris is even more famous for her extravagant, eclectic personal style. She has previously been in a commercial for the French car DS 3 and is the face of the Australian brand Blue Illusion.She also has a fashion collaboration with Macy’s-owned INC International Concepts. In more recent years she has worked with MAC and Kate Spade, with 2016 seeing her create a range of wearable technology. She also unveiled her latest exhibition at Le Bon Marché in Paris back in 2016, emphasizing her status as a fashion icon.Iris’s style has been featured in various museums. On September 13, 2005, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art premiered an exhibition about her style titled RaraAvis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel. The exhibit became so popular they created a traveling version, that was featured at multiple different museums across the country. The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History in Boynton Beach, Florida is also designing a building that will house a gallery of her clothes, accessories and furnishings.In addition to her collections in multiple museums, Iris was a visiting professor at the University of Texas, Austin. She is also the star of a documentary called Iris, which premiered at the New York Film festival in 2014. She was additionally featured in the documentaryIf You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast. Her new memoir is Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon. She was also awarded the Women Together Special Award at the 12th Annual Women Together Gala.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Iris Apfel and other top speakers and celebrities.

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