Iris Organic Cotton Tee

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Iris Organic Cotton Tee

65.00

I R I S A P F E L - (1921-present)

Her Story:

“Coco Chanel once said that what makes a woman look old is trying desperately to look young. Why should one be ashamed to be 84? Why do you have to say that you're 52? Nobody's going to believe you anyway, so why be such a fool? It's nice that you got to be so old. It's a blessing.”

Iris Apfel is an American designer, business woman and style icon, famous for her original and eclectic style. As a child living in New York, she often played with her grandma’s fabric scraps, sparking her obsession with pattern, texture and colour. She went on to become a textiles designer and manufacturer with her husband at the time, travelling around Europe and specialising in antique fabric reproductions. Working for the Whitehouse, she earned the nickname ‘First Lady of Cloth’. Her first big job in fashion and beauty came at the age of 90, where she was asked to collaborate with MAC cosmetics on a limited-edition range. Following this collaboration, she inspired an exhibition of her style at MOMA, launched her jewellery line ‘Rara Avis’ (rare bird) and the documentary ‘IRIS’ was made about her life. A self-titled ‘geriatric starlet’, she continues to inspire and offer words of wisdom on style, age, success and individuality.

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Hand illustrated, hand painted using specialist textile paints and expertly hand embroidered and embellished using the finest quality cotton floss and glass beads. This piece perfectly bridges art, fashion and craftsmanship, creating detailed and original portraits onto quality organic cotton t-shirts. Classic unisex fit that is universally flattering and easy to style.

As each item is made to order, please allow up to 15 working days for your limited edition t-shirt. If you have opted to have your item posted, I will send you a notification with your tracking number once it has been dispatched.

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