Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Iris Apfel

The Peabody Essex Museum has an exhibit devoted to the style of Iris Apfel:

Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel presents more than 80 dramatic ensembles from the personal collections of legendary tastemaker and style icon Iris Apfel. Known for her eclectic mixing of haute couture with costume jewelry and exotic baubles, Apfel has inspired bold developments in the fashion industry through her spirited irreverence and pitch-perfect taste. Now in her 88th year, she continues to challenge visual culture with radical juxtapositions of disparate influences. These spectacular and unexpected wardrobe combinations are exhibited with inventive staging and playful displays that underscore Apfel's inexhaustible creative spirit.

Fascinating -- and to top it off, an interactive site to make your own Apfel inspired paper doll, created by our own David Wolfe:


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