This month's issue of Architectural Digest pays tribute to the fashion guru, decorator and cofounder of Old World Weavers, Iris Apfel. Here some pictures in the New York City apartment she shares with her husband, Carl.The octogenarian grande Dame's apartment boasts all the delights of a well-lived life. Here her eclectic fashion sense in some bold and playful ensembles from her extensive wardrobe (Photograph courtesy of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art). "Clothes are not frippery. Properly done, they can be an art form" says Apfel.
|The perfect view, 2008, oli on canvas, 140x200 cm|
Born on 1984 in Cracow, she now lives in Bassano del Grappa close to Venice. A degree in Fine Art from the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Caracow and a scholarship from Painting Faculty of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. With individual exhibition at ’Salotto Fiorentino’ in Florence, ‘Raven Gallery’ in Cracow and Paris, she's an emerging artist to have eyes focused on. "While painting, with the very classical medium of the oil paints, I'm creating an extremely esthetic spaces, situations, recently landscapes, or portraits, or just selected fragments of reality. The world in canvas is described with perfect, precise lines. Colours are always intense, contrasting, and saturated.Ultra esthetic paintings suddenly become minimal with surrealistic poetic.
Bold stripes are in for spring. The creations of Prada, Jil Sander, Stella McCartney, Celine, Marc Jacobs and others brings some graphic appeal to the warmer season. Broad or slim, vertical or horizontal, très français or nautical style this season is an highlighting of stripes. There is absolutely no excuse to be looking drab and plain this season, when all of our favorite designers have given us the green light to go. Be bold in the most graphic pattern of the season wearing it head-to-toe.