Iris Apfel has got some serious style — anyone who is anyone knows that. As if her signature glasses and bold outfits weren't enough proof, there are plenty of Iris Apfel quotes about fashion to make it completely official. This week, a documentary about her life premiered in New York and was simply titled Iris because when you are 93 years old and still set style trends, a film about your life should simply just be your name. On top of the film premiere, an interview with Iris Apfel was published on Style.com and was filled with fashion quotes that will not only last a lifetime, but also sum up Apfel's amazing life in fashion.
In the interview, Apfel states that she is absolutely not a feminist, but that doesn't stop her from inspiring a wealth of us fashion gals, who definitely look up to her for style advice. Additionally, she discusses a fashion program she started at the University of Texas-Austin, the fact that she didn't originally want a film about her life (which took four years to shoot), and that she hates being called a fashionista. All in all, Apfel's take on fashion is simply about what makes her feel good, and powerful and looks dashingly fashion forward when she does so.
With her outlandishly large glasses and blunt honesty, Apfel's perspective on fashion, from her infatuation with it during her younger years to how much it still remains in her more seasoned years, is truly what has made her into an icon. To celebrate her documentary and her all-around greatness, here are some of Apfel's top quotes about fashion.
"I’ll spend more time getting dressed than I spent at the actual event."
"If it’s going to stress you out to have a sense of style, don’t do it. The important thing is to be comfortable so you can get on with your life. But I do feel—people miss a lot, if that’s how they approach style. They miss out on this whole creative experience."
"Fashion, for me, it was just part of life."
"I would advise you to be happy rather than well-dressed. It’s better to be happy.”
"I can't tell people how to have style. No amount of money can buy you style. It's just instinctive."
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