An Evening with Iris Apfel: Celebrating a Geriatric Starlet will honor a visionary leader whose authenticity, candor and infectious energy have earned her fans of all ages worldwide. Iris Apfel is one of the most dynamic personalities in the world of fashion, textiles and interior design. This contemporary legend is visually arresting and exudes an irrepressible joie de vivre.
Now 96 years young and going strong, Iris Barrel Apfel is the cofounder of Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company specializing in reproducing antique fabrics. In 2005, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art staged Rara Avis, a blockbuster exhibition of her clothing and accessories, making her the first living woman who was not a fashion designer to be so honored. Since then she been featured in numerous publications and has collaborated with and been the face of an ever-growing list of brands and retailers worldwide