Iris Apfel: The Ultimate Accessory Icon

The fashion industry is full of people looking for ways to distinguish themselves with characteristic items that they hope will come to define their visual identity. Among this pool of people, are those who naturally and unintentionally morph into their sartorial fate, as Iris Apfel has with her bold and unique accessories.

Her outsize glasses, exotic trinkets, and rich fabrics charmingly come together to create the unmistakable silhouette many of us have become so familiar with. Her accessory collection, built over decades of travelling around the world as an interior designer, have inspired a documentary and a few exhibitions.

Here, we take a look at a few of our favourite pieces from the Rare Bird of fashion.

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Photo Credits:  Gabriel de la Chapelle, Source: http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/le-bon-marche-iris-apfel-exhibition-10341182/
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Source: https://za.pinterest.com/kicachvostom/iris-apfel/
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Photo credits: SaimaSays.net & BystylingAmsterdam Source: http://www.closetonthego.com/style-icon-iris-apfel/ © Closet On The Go
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Source: http://www.themuse.tv/2012/10/ott-fabulous-iris-apfel/
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Photo credits: SaimaSays.net & BystylingAmsterdam Source: http://www.closetonthego.com/style-icon-iris-apfel/ © Closet On The Go
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Photo credits: SaimaSays.net & BystylingAmsterdam Source: http://www.closetonthego.com/style-icon-iris-apfel/ © Closet On The Go
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Source: https://za.pinterest.com/kicachvostom/iris-apfel/
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Photo Credits: Daniela Federici, Source: http://people.com/style/iris-apfel-hsn-jewelry-line-tim-burton-miss-peregrine/

 

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Source: https://za.pinterest.com/kicachvostom/iris-apfel/
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Sources: INC International Concepts, http://ursulinemagazine.com/2014/04/23/ucstylefiles-advice-from-a-rare-bird-iris-apfels-key-to-success/, http://thesavoiedaily.com/inspiration-iris-apfel,

 

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