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Fashion Icon Analysis: Iris Apfel

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Fashion Icon Analysis: Iris Apfel

Posted 4 days ago
Fashion Icon Analysis

FASHION ICON ANALYSIS: IRIS APFEL

Biography:

  • Interior and textile designer for most of her life
  • Born in Queens, New York in 1921
  • Father owned a glass and mirror business and worked for many top interior desigers; mother owned a fashion boutique
  • Worked for WWD and as an assistant to fashion illustrator Robert Goodman
  • Launched textile firm, Old World Weavers, with husband from 1950-1992; during this time she restored fabrics in the white house for 9 presidents

Silhouette and Proportion:

  • Some tubular (very 20s), lean, cocoon, baggy

Iconic Poses:

  • Hands on glasses

Hair/makeup:

  • White hair, cetaphil moisturizer, lipstick (loves red, orange, and shocking pink. No sheer lipsticks!), and occasionally a bright blue eye.
  • When younger loved bright eye shadow and heavy lashes with beads on the ends.
  • Partnered with MAC for a winter 2011 collection. Featured vibrant colored eye shadows, nail polishes, and lipsticks.

Accessories:

  • Glasses and costume jewelry (layers and layers of necklaces/bracelets)

Colors:

  • Turquoise
  • Bright, bold colors and lots of pattern

Types of Garments Used:

  • Prefers structured and more architectural garments
  • Rarely ever wears dresses
  • Chinese robes, big oversized coats, trousers, men’s jeans

What made her iconc?

  • Thick rimmed, oversized glasses, statement jewelry
  • Became an icon in her mid-80s when the costume institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art did an exhibit called, Rara Avid (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel, which featured her wardrobe.

Influence on Fashion?

  • Inspired designers such as Ralph Lauren, Joanna Mastroianni, Sandra Choi, and Simon Holloway
  • Professor at University of Texas fashion school
  • Makeup collection, eye glasses collection, jewelry and handbag line
  • Inspires people to be creative and individual.  Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
  • “When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like everyone else.”
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Fashion Editorial Analysis

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VOGUE SEPTEMBER 2014: BELLE FLEUR

  • Choice of Clothes: Schiaparelli, Marni, Fendi, Prada, Celine, Armani, Valentino, McQueen, Gucci, Chanel (Barneys, online boutiques, high end boutiques)
  • Photographer: David Sims
  • Stylist/Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
  • Model: Caroline Trentini (tall, thin, lanky, big eyebrows, “awkward”, quirky)
  • Story/concept:  spending an afternoon outdoors/ in the garden and appreciating the nature; exploring nature.
  • Props: flowers, fountain post
  • Location: outdoors (Spencer’s Garden, Essex, UK), and in a studio.  Many of the photographs shot in the garden feature clothing that has to do with nature (flowers, leaves, butterflies, animal print, fur); dark colored clothing contrasts with light in the background
  • Makeup and hairstyle: Paul Hanlon, Linda Cantello.  Very simple makeup; clean; focuses mainly on flawless skin and big eyebrows; some definition in cheekbones; everything else is very natural and looks like no makeup.
  • All colored pictures
  • Mood/Lighting: warm toned, natural/soft lighting, photos taken outside are more saturated colors and photos in studio are desaturated. the garden setting gives a romantic mood.
  • Accessories: oversized earrings, necklace, gloves; never all three together to keep a good balance. since makeup is so minimal the oversized earrings add an interesting element to the area around the face.
  • Choice of garments: many lean, tubular, cocoon and structured silhouettes. some of the garments give the illusion of a higher waistline. The use of organic/natural patterns contrasts with the structured silhouettes of some of the garments.  Vertical lines give the illusion of a longer body.
  • Style: glamorous, bold, sophisticated, edgy
  • Trendy editorial
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