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