Fashion Icon Businesswoman
Iris Apfel born August 29, 1921 in Astoria, Queens New York.
Is an American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon.
She studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman, Apfel worked for Women's Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson. She also was an assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman.
From 1950 to 1992, Iris Apfel took part in several design restoration projects, including work at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter,
Reagan, and Clinton.
In 2016, she performed in a television commercial for the French car DS, and was the face of Australian brand Blue Illusion.
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