Captures the unique style of fashion maverick Iris Apfel and her exuberantly idiosyncratic personal chic.
A true original: this lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past forty years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic. Combining genres, colours, textures and patterns without regard to period, provenance or, ultimately, aesthetic convention, she is one of the few style icons of our time. Here, in over ninety sumptuous colour plates, Eric Boman shows off a selection of her extraordinary outfits on wittily posed mannequins.
Eric Boman is the author of Blahnik by Boman, Dames: Women with Initiative and Attitude and Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Preface by Harold Koda; A Word or Two by Iris Apfel; 1. 'I'm not a lady who lunches'; 2. 'In the right tonality, I never met a colour I didn't like'; 3. 'Mama said take one off - I say add one on'; 4. 'I was born with a Souk Sense; 5. 'Don't try this at home'.
'The "anything goes" bravura of style at its most imaginative' - Harold Koda 'A stunning visual record of how Apfel can combine fabrics, colours and accessories with breathtaking elan. A must for any clothes lover' - The Irish Times