"When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else."

Standing out (in the best possible way), with bags of style and eccentricity ­– care of oversized glasses and brightly-coloured bangles that are stacked to the heavens – is 97-year-old Iris Apfel’s forte. 

A style icon, interior designer and businesswoman, her sartorial signature was celebrated on a magnificent scale in 2005, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Rara Avis: Selections from the Iris Apfel Collection in homage to her idiosyncratic fashion personality over four decades in the spotlight… The rest is history!

Her bold creativity and courage with mix’n’matchin’ whatever it is that takes her fancy – be it larger-than-life flea market finds or the most haute of couture – shines a spotlight on self-expression in all its glory. So, as New York Fashion Week reaches its midway stage, we’re looking to this New Yorker to lead the way with wardrobe WOWs. 

Wear your personality on your sleeve (and head-to-toe) à la Iris Apfel, here: 

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