Iris Apfel became a fashion icon by breaking all the rules. Her success is a result of following her own quirky style and doing all the things they tell you not to do.
As one of the first women to wear jeans, and an interior designer at the White House for nine presidents, she went from New York style icon to worldwide fame after a 2005 exhibit of her accessories at The Met.
I have been very level-headed all my life. I have always said my head is in the clouds, but my feet are on the ground,” Apfel said. “So it’s a big stretch in between, which is not always comfortable, but I don’t want my head to come down, I don’t want my feet to come up, so you work within that framework.”