Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Iris Apfel - 92Y, New York

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Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Iris Apfel

At 96, Iris Apfel is a living fashion legend and a national treasure.

A world-renowned authority on antique textiles and the founder of the international textile-manufacturing company Old World Weavers, she’s even more famous for her extravagant, eclectic personal style. The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute presented Rara Avis, a blockbuster exhibition of her clothing and accessories, in 2005, and acclaimed documentarian Albert Maysles made her the subject of his award-winning film Iris in 2014. Her new memoir is Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon. Hear from this singular personality and visionary when she sits down for a career-spanning conversation with New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis.

Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel is the world’s oldest living teenager. A renowned collector of and authority on antique textiles, she founded Old World Weavers, an international …

Fern Mallis

The award-winning creator and organizer of Fashion Week in New York and cities across the globe, Fern Mallis has been an industry game changer in the world of fashion and design for more than 35 years …