WorldCat Identities

Apfel, Iris Barrel 1921-

Works: 16 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,489 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: TT505.A64, 391.0092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Iris Barrel Apfel
Iris by Albert Maysles( Visual )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression
Rare bird of fashion : the irreverent Iris Apfel by Iris Barrel Apfel( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true original: this lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past 40 years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic
Iris Apfel : Accidental Icon by Iris Barrel Apfel( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have rarely met someone as vivid, as alive, as vital, vivacious, irreverent, joyous, relevant, and needed as Iris. She breathes young air, thinks young thoughts, and gathers no dust. I simply adore her."--Dries van Noten A unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style, infused with the singular candor, wit, and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and by countless fans worldwide. A woman who transcends time and trends, Iris Apfel is a true original, one of the most dynamic personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design. As the cofounder with her husband, Carl Apfel, of Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company that specialized in reproducing antique fabrics, her prestigious clientele has included Greta Garbo, Estee Lauder, Montgomery Clift, and Joan Rivers. She also acted as a restoration consultant and replicated fabric for the White House over nine presidential administrations. Iris's travels worldwide and a passion for flea markets of all sorts inspired her work and fueled her passion for collecting fashion and accessories. In 2005, she was the first living person who was not a designer to have her clothing and accessories exhibited at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a blockbuster show that catapulted her to fame and a career as a supermodel, muse, and collaborator for renowned brands, from Citroen to Tag Heuer, and global gigs at Bon MarchE in Paris and the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. In 2015, acclaimed director Albert Maysles released Iris, his last film-now an Emmy Award nominee-to a global audience. Now, this self-dubbed geriatric starlet, whose irrepressible authenticity, wit, candor, and infectious energy have earned her nearly a million followers on social media, has created an entertaining, thought-provoking, visually arresting, and inspiring volume-her first book-that captures her unique joie de vivre. Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon, contains an eclectic mix of musings and 180 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations-presented in the same improvisational, multifaceted style that have made Iris a contemporary fashion icon. Astute maxims, witty anecdotes from childhood to the present, essays on style and various subjects, from the decline of manners to the importance of taking risks, fill the book as do lists, both proclamatory, revelatory, and advisory. All are paired with a bold, color-filled, exciting design that varies from page to page. Here, too, is a treasure trove of never-before-published personal photographs and mementos, mixed with images from top international fashion photographers and illustrators with enchanting, surprising novelties such as Disney cartoons, vintage postcards, the Iris Apfel Halloween costume for children, and more
Rare bird of fashion : the irreverent Iris Apfel by Eric Boman( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.23 for Iris / ... to 0.94 for Dragon thr ...)

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Alternative Names
Apfel Iris

Apfel Iris 1921-....

Iris Apfel Amerikaans architecte

Iris Apfel Diseñadora de interiores

Iris Apfel entrepreneuse américaine, architecte d’intérieur et icône de la mode

Iris Apfel imprenditrice statunitense

Iris Apfel US-amerikanische Geschäftsfrau, Innenarchitektin und Modeikone

Iris Apfelová

Iris (Style maven), 1921-

Айрис Апфель

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אייריס אפפל

アイリス・アプフェル ファッションアイコン、インテリアデザイナー、実業家


English (47)