Iris Apfel Wants To Open A Madison Ave Store Called ‘Sleeves’
Like Jenna Lyons, we’re obsessed with Iris Apfel. In fact, we think that everyone, including movers and shakers in the fashion industry, could learn more than a few things from the nonagenarian style icon. Like how to make some serious money.
At Hearst Design Group’s “The Best Of” lecture series on Wednesday night, Apfel told the crowd:
The whole fashion business is wacky because this age group of women between 65 and 80 control so much money, they have all this expendable income. You go shopping and there is nothing to buy. You’re not supposed to buy widow’s weeds when you get older and you don’t want to look like a silly young chippy. It’s difficult. This year, fortunately, I’m told there are a few dresses on the market with sleeves. I used to say, if I had the time I would open a shop on Madison Avenue called Sleeves.”