Ever since I was a little girl, I have been inspired by strong women from all walks of life and from all periods of history. Cleopatra, Catherine the Great, Mother Teresa and Iris Apfel …the list goes on.
To me, fashion and interior designer Iris Apfel is a fantastic role model who just keeps going at 94!
Hers is a story of fun, passion and exuberance for life.
Her statement, “When you don’t dress like everyone else you don’t have to think like everyone else.” delights and challenges me.
Treat yourself to the delightful biographical documentary “Iris”* on Netflix.
Or, locate a copy of the April-May issue of “Madame” (Air France’s magazine) to read a short interview when “Invited for Fashion Week by the Bon Marche department store,the 94-year old American interior designer and fashion icon takes us on a tour of “her Paris”.
Iris’s approach to life is refreshing and affirming.
She seems like the “girl next door” all grownup, accomplished and yet, approachable.
Iris Apfel is indeed a rare bird!
*(Not to be confused with the movie “Iris” starring Judi Dench about the writer Iris Murdoch…another strong woman.)