Iris Apfel is teaming up with Macy’s Inc to create her own line of clothing. At 94, the style icon is collaborating with the brand for a collection titled “Iris Meets Inc”, which will feature “must-have” clothing and jewellery influenced by the Sixties and all things modern.
“Macy’s was my very first department store and we used to always go there on shopping trips,” said Apfel, later adding, “How many 94-year-old cover girls do you know?”
The range will include retro staples like printed flare trousers, A-line skirts, shift dresses and statement jackets, plus some black and white bangle bracelets and other Apfel-inspired accessories. However, a few key items from the Sixties will be missing from the collection.
“The only thing off-limits are the mini-skirts and very sleeveless pieces, which I think expose too much for an older woman,” the style muse told WWD of her age-appropriate line. Still, the demure Apfel will transcend generational lines in a slightly savvier way. Her collection will premiere with a set of her own emojis, too. Her reasoning? “If it makes the kids happy,” she told Fashionista.