Iris Apfel on Fake Fur, Uggs, and How Red Carpet Dressing Became so Boring


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Iris Apfel does not suffer foolish questions gladly—particularly when they relate to misguided ideas about style. At 94, she’s earned the right to be a little tired of it all, especially since she’s spent decades as the poster girl for personal style, while everyone around her—in her view, at least—has become bogged down with trends and stifled by prescriptive ideas of what one should and shouldn’t wear. “I mean, this thing that’s in and out and you have to have this and you have to have that, in my view is quite insipid,” she said when I asked her about …

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