To celebrate the milestone, Iris said, “It’s not every day that you get to turn 100…May the celebrations commence!!!!”
Iris Apfel is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon. In business with her husband, Carl, from 1950 to 1992, Apfel had a career in textiles, including a contract with the White House that spanned nine presidencies.
One thing can be said of Apfel’s hometown of New York: the city rewards style. Apfel was born in Queens in 1921, the daughter of two Jewish farmers. At 12 years old, Apfel began taking the train into Manhattan to shop local antique stores. It was then that her vast jewelry collection began.