Dazed & Confused Nov 2012 “The Age of Iris” ft. Iris Apfel

For the Dazed & Confused Novemeber 2012 issue, Jeff Bark photographed 91-year old fashion guru, Iris Apfel. Shot in Apfel’s Manhattan home, stylist Robbie Spencer and photographer Jeff Bark’s channel Apfel’s “zen-meets-baroque style” in this alluring editorial. This eclectic fashion icon has ‘dressed the rooms of nine Presidents, played mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to successive generations of designers and advanced the cause of dressing-as-art more than almost anyone else alive.’


Now let’s just hope when I am 91 I can pull off Rei Kawakubo’s 2D A/W 12 collection for Comme des Garçons as well as she can!

If I’m ever disappointed about anything, just thinking about Iris makes me feel inspired again. Her existence has changed the way people think about fashion, and about themselves in the meantime. I hope to be like her ASAP, not just once I’m her age. -Tim Noakes, Dazed & Confused editor

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else. -Iris Apfel


Dazed & Confused Novemeber 2012 issue
Featuring// Iris Apfel
Photographer// Jeff Bark
Styling// Robbie Spencer

Vanessa Weste

Year Born: 1988
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 10
Last cool project you worked on: Street Style video coverage of New York Fashion Week
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Dead Rabbit
Top 3 Places: Surf Lodge, Kit’s Beach in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Playland Motel at Rockaway Beach
Next destination: Paris, Australia Marrakesh, Cuba
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