94-Year-Old Iris Apfel Takes Paris Fashion Week

Iris Apfel does more in a week than women half her age. Or a quarter. Or even a tenth. This week alone, she went to Paris, sat front row at Dries Van Noten’s Fall 2016 show, hosted a party at Le Bon Marche (celebrating a collection of pieces inspired by her personal style), visited Karl Lagerfeld’s personal library, and saw friends like the legendary actress Marisa Berenson, journalist Mademoiselle Agnès and Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo. Here, the 94-year-old icon provides a play-by-play of her Paris Fashion Week so far.

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“Caught by the paparazzi on the way to the Dries van Noten show! I’m a geriatric starlet!”

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“It was such a pleasure to be in Paris enjoying my friend Dries van Noten’s FW16 show before my exhibition at Le Bon Marché!”

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“What a spectacular show! I enjoyed seeing Dries again and congratulating him on a stunning collection.”

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“I may be in Paris, but I always love seeing friends from New York! Here I am with my good friend Linda Fargo.”

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“I had a great time with Mademoiselle Agnes at the 7L library. Merci Karl Lagerfeld!”

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“Here I am finally walking into my exhibit at Le Bon Marche with Patrice Wagner, President of Le Bon Marche.”

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“Le Bon Marche also created a collection inspired by me! The collection includes my favorite Mongolian wool bag, sunglasses inspired by my signature specs, (the bigger the better!) and a bowtie, often worn by my husband Carl.”

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“It has been so fun seeing my exhibit at Le Bon Marche come to life! I have always enjoyed sharing my style and my passion for creating is stronger than ever.”

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“I think this would go great in my collection!”

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“Off to the International Women’s Day Luncheon at the American Embassy in Paris.”

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“What a fun table! Here I am with actress Marisa Berenson and Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation. These women inspire me, even at 94!”

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“Quick stop for lunch at Ladurée of course! It has always been my favorite place in Paris to satisfy my sweet tooth.”