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Iris Apfel - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Born August 21, 1921 - American collector and designer.
Iris's father, an entrepreneur specializing in the supply of mirrors and glass objects, worked with the best designers in the United States, when she later began her career, he helped her settle in this environment.
She studied Art History at New York University and attended the University of Wisconsin Art School in Madison.
In 1948 she married Karl Apfel, with whom she had been married for over 67 years. Karl Apfel died in August 2015, 3 days before his 101st birthday.
Early in her career, Iris worked for Women's Wear Daily, interior designer Elionor Johnson, and was also personal assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman.
In 1950, together with her husband Karl, she opened the Old World Weavers textile company, dedicated to the restoration of antique fabrics. The main customers of the company were museums, but there were also very large customers. From 1950 to 1992, Iris was involved in a number of restoration projects involving White House orders for nine presidents: Harry Truman, David Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. In 1992 Iris sold the company but continues to work there as a consultant.
In 2012, Apfel was a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and in 2013 she was included in the list of fifty most fashionable women who are already in their fifties, compiled by the Guardian newspaper .
Iris is now the face of the latest campaign for cosmetics brand MAC, whose slogan is “beauty beyond age”, she also launched her own jewelry line called “Iris Apfel Jewelery” .
In 2009, her entire collection of costumes was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The title of the exhibition was “Rara Avis (Rare bird): Selections from the Iris Barrel Apfel Collection”. The exhibition was a success and later visited other museums, including the Norton Museum of Art, the Nassau County Museum of Art at Roslyn Harbor and the Peabody Museum in Essex in Salem, Massachusetts.
The Lifestyle and Fashion History Museum will be home to a gallery that will display Iris's designs of clothing, accessories and furniture.