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Iris Apfel is back in the headlines. Lauded in the pages of Vogue and The New York Times Iris’s encyclopedia knowledge of fashion has won her a professorship at the University of Texas at Austin and an inspired a collection with MAC cosmetics. Her collaboration with glasses brand Eye-Bobs now has the attention of Jimmy Choo who launched a new shoe in “ultimate homage to the grand dame of idiosyncratic fashion”.
The Iris shoe, “inspired by the inimitable style of fashion innovator and doyenne of ethnic embellishment, Iris Apfel.” The show is a hand-woven leather sandal with a five inch killer heel, embellished with a cascade of resin chip ornaments, retailing at $1,495.
Apfel is 90 years old, and told Footwear News that “those big platforms and insanely high heels are the worst trend in footwear.” Apfel likes “clean-looking shoes, I don’t see anything beautiful about them.”