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Harper Collins Publ. USA
Ninety-five-year-old globally renowned fashion icon Iris Apfel presents an inimitably singular, lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style with the same authenticity, candor, wit, and exuberance that endear her to fans of all ages, including almost 500,000 Instagram followers.
Iris Apfel is the world's oldest living teenager. A renowned collector of and authority on antique textiles, she founded Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company specializing in reproducing antique fabrics for an elite clientele. She was also a consultant to the White House during nine presidential administrations and produced fabric that still hangs in the Gold Room today. In 2005, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art staged Rara Avis, a blockbuster exhibit of her clothing and accessories, making her the first living person who was not a fashion designer to be so honored. Since then she has been featured in numerous publications in print and online (see selling points), and has collaborated with and been the face of an ever-growing list of brands and retailers. She sells Rara Avis, her line of clothing and accessories, on the Home Shopping Network. The subject of director Albert Maysles' award-winning feature film Iris, and an associate professor at the University of Texas, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a special award from the Women Together foundation at the United Nations. She lives in New York City.