Iris Apfel

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Apfel in March 2015

Iris Apfel (née Barrel; born August 29, 1921) is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon. She was born in Queens, New York City. She was Jewish.[1][2]

Apfel studied at the University of Wisconsin.[3]

Apfel took part in several design restoration projects, including work at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton.

In 2013, she was listed as one of the fifty "Best-Dressed over 50" by The Guardian.[4]

In 2018, Mattel created a Barbie doll in Apfel's image, making her the oldest person to ever have a Barbie made in her image.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hodson, Heather (3 March 2007). "Anything goes". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  2. "Iris Apfel: a Jewish Collector of Great Style". The Jewish Daily Forward. 20 November 2009. Archived from the original on 10 May 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Biography". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 28 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Cartner-Morley, Jess; Mirren, Helen; Huffington, Arianna; Amos, Valerie (28 March 2013). "The 50 Best-dressed over 50s". The Guardian. London.
  5. Gonzales, Erica (2018-03-28). "Iris Apfel Just Became the Oldest Person to Have a Barbie Made After Her". Harper's BAZAAR. Retrieved 2019-02-07.