Die Avantgarde Diaries bringen regelmäßig sehr coole Video-Portraits über interessante Menschen. Diesmal zu Gast ist Iris Apfel aus New York. Die 91-jährige nennt sich selbst humorvoll „Geriatric Starlet“ ist Designerin, Stil-Ikone, Muse, Fashionista und insgesamt unglaublich sympathisch.

Leider ist der Clip recht kurz, ich könnte ihr stundenlang zuhören und zusehen, wie sie Dinge in ihrer Wohnung präsentiert und Geschichten aus ihrem sicherlich bewegten Leben erzählt.

Interviewt wird sie von Ari Seth Cohen, der wiederum einen Foto-Blog mit Namen Advanced Style betreibt, den er ausschließlich älteren Herrschaften widmet, die es sich tagtäglich nicht nehmen lassen, immer wieder in bester Garderobe die Strassen unsicher zu machen.

Ein wundervolles Projekt!


-> In our increasingly fast-paced and youth-obsessed times, age is the most enduring taboo. Just the thought of getting old one day gives most people the jitters. Luckily, there is still Iris Apfel, senior style icon, interior designer and self-proclaimed “geriatric starlet”, who – at the wild age of 91 – reminds us all that style doesn’t necessarily equal late nights, flashy clubs, and dewy skin. Apfel gained cult status in 2005 when the Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute to her with Rara Avis: The Irreverent Iris Apfel, an exhibition of her flamboyant wardrobe. (This was also the first exhibition the Met ever hosted for a living woman.) Since then, her success seems preordained, if a bit past-due: she has a line of eyewear for Eyebobs, an accessory line for the Home Shopping Network, a MAC cosmetics collection under her name, and “The Iris Sandal” designed by Jimmy Choo in her honor. Not bad for a former visiting professor at UT Austin’s School of Human Ecology. “I’m not just some empty-headed fashionsta,” Apfel says. She started her life as a copy writer for Women’s Wear Daily in the early 1940s, but quickly turned towards interiors. With her husband Carl (happily married after sixty-four years), she founded Old World Weavers, which brought them historic restorations at the White House during the administrations of nine presidents.

By Avantgarde Diaries

Danke Winkel