“Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself.”
Years ago, I wrote about one of my idols, legendary nonagenarian style icon Iris Apfel. She’s been popping up quite a bit lately in commercials, print ads, magazine covers, and on runways and red carpets and other places, but when this super-stylish illustrations of Herself (which I eventually learned is by Andrew R. Wright) caught my eye, I knew I was onto something.
“I’m not working towards retirement. I’m working towards my deathbed.”
When I went looking for the art, I discovered that dear Iris is currently one of the most popular figures to paint/draw/illustrate/caricature. There was an absolute embarrassment of riches on the internet, so rather than featuring one artist today, I’m instead featuring a single subject.
“I always tell people I’m very large in Uzbekistan.” – Iris Apfel
Behold, the glory that is Iris Apfel, my favorite tastemaker. The illustrations I found run the gamut from modern and stylish to rough and fun, and I am enjoying them all individually. When taken together, they are positively magnificent! I need to dedicate an entire wall to them.
“It’s better to be happy than to be well dressed.”
Images attributed where possible.