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The world’s oldest fashion icon, Iris Apfel.

Iris Apfel, known for her eccentric and unique fashion, was beloved by many designers.

She was a fashion icon, interior designer, and collector who passed away at the age of 102 on March 1, 2024, carrying the feedback of her life experience.

In her youth, she encountered a remark that would change her life. A department store owner once told her, “You’re not pretty.” However, the woman quickly softened her words, saying, “You have something better. You have your own style.”

Iris grew up in Queens, New York, during the Great Depression in 1929, in a household where her mother, a boutique owner, “worshipped at an altar of accessories.” This upbringing instilled in her a love for the idea of “adorning oneself.” She frequented junk shops in Greenwich Village seeking treasures and practiced DIY long before the term became popular, embodying the concept through her knack for creating classic chic from a mix of elements.

Iris’s career defied the ageist tendencies prevalent in the fashion industry. When she achieved great success as an “It girl,” she was already over 80 and humorously referred to herself as an “octogenarian starlet.” Designers adored Iris, leading to a modeling contract with IMG at the age of 97.

Iris’s cult personality led to book publications and collaborations with H&M, and in 2014, the documentary film “Iris Apfel: 94-Year-Old New Yorker” directed by Albert Maysles was released. She once told the filmmaker, “I like improvisation when dressing. I want to choose my clothes as if I’m playing jazz, trying this and that.”

In a world filled with rigid style rules and age-appropriate dressing norms, Iris remained a luminous figure, stating, “I like things that have character. It seems to me that many people have lost their individuality.” In a time when quiet luxury and safe, neutral fashion are preferred, Iris’s style felt even more eccentric. Her luxury was anything but quiet, but like many style icons, she expressed herself through fashion.

Iris Apfel ដែលល្បីរន្ធត់ចំពោះម៉ូដចម្លែកនិងពិសេសរបស់នាង ត្រូវបានស្រឡាញ់ដោយអ្នករចនាម៉ូដជាច្រើន។

នាងគឺជាតារាម៉ូដ អ្នករចនាក្នុងផ្ទះ និងអ្នកប្រមូលផ្តុះដែលបានស្លាប់នៅអាយុ ១០២ ឆ្នាំនៅថ្ងៃទី ១ មីនា ២០២៤ ដោយស្តាប់បទពិសោធន៍ជីវិតរបស់នាង។

ក្នុងវ័យក្មេងរបស់នាង នាងបានជួបនឹងការសម្ដីមួយដែលនឹងផ្លាស់ប្តូរជីវិតរបស់នាង។ ម្ចាស់ហាងដែលជាមន្ត្រីផ្នែកការលក់ម្តងបានប្រាប់នាងថា “អ្នកមិនស្រស់ស្អាត។” ទោះបីជាយ៉ាងណាក្តី ស្ត្រីនោះបានបន្ទន់ពាក្យនោះភ្លាម ដោយនិយាយថា “អ្នកមានអ្វីដែលល្អជាង។ អ្នកមានរចនាបថផ្ទាល់របស់អ្នក។”

Iris ធំធាត់ឡើងនៅក្នុងក្រុង Queens នៅញូវយ៉ក ក្នុងអំឡុងពេលវិបត្តិសេដ្ឋកិច្ចធំនៅឆ្នាំ ១៩២៩ នៅក្នុងគ្រួសារដែលម្តាយរបស់នាងដែលជាម្ចាស់ហាងប៊ូទិក “គោរពបូជាមួយផ្ទាំងបង្ហាញគ្រឿងអលង្ការ។” ការចិញ្ចឹមរបស់នាងបានបង្កើតក្នុងចិត្តនាងនូវស្នេហាចំពោះគំនិត “តុបតែងខ្លួន។” នាងតែងតែទៅកាន់ហាងចាស់ៗនៅក្នុងភូមិវិឡា Greenwich ដើម្បីស្វែងរកវត្ថុប្រណិត ហើយបានអនុវត្ត DIY យូរមុនពេលពាក្យនេះក្លាយជាពាក្យពេញនិយម ដោយបង្ហាញនូវគំនិតនេះតាមរយៈសមត្ថភាពរបស់នាងក្នុងការបង្កើតភាពស៊ីវិល័យបែបបុរាណពីការលាយឡំគ្រឿងផ្សេងៗគ្នា។

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