Iris Apfel Turns 92 Today, Hooray!!!!

I want to wish a very happy and healthy 92nd birthday to one of my favorite style icons and inspirations Iris Apfel. Everytime I visit Iris I come back home feeling more inspired and more curious about the world around me. She inspires us all to do more, learn more and be more. In her own words, ” More is more and less is a bore.” Happy Birthday  to New York’s most original, irreverent, and inspiring grand dame.

Iris Apfel & Ari Seth Cohen – Drug of Choice from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.
  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday Ms. Apfel!

    Here's to many more chic and stylish years . . .

    Thank yo Ari for celebrating her.

  • Age should be celebrated, absolutely! Happy Birthday to an incredibly inspiring woman.


  • Súper! Happy birthday, Iris!

  • Happy Birthday, Iris! May you have many more!

  • Rebecca

    Happy Birthday Iris. You are an amazing example of a person who has aged with style, verve and wisdom.

  • Loved the little peak into her apartment! I'd love to spend afternoon looking around in there!

  • This woman just embodies what fashion and style is all about… absolute icon! Happy birthday Iris Apfel!!!

  • Happy Birthday Iris. You are just one of a kind. A beautiful woman with a big heart. Enjoy and eat lots of cake. I so admire you.

  • I hope Iris celebrates her birthday in style! I love her attitude towards ageing, and she is right, if you are lucky enough to be given a long life, you should make the best of it and share what you've learned with others.

  • Good Luck

  • Happy Belated to Iris!!!

  • Man – does she ever bring it. Every. TIME.

  • Manuela

    Buon compleanno!

  • So Beautiful, wise and I guess SO petit. I've been trying big round eywear but I'm not even Close to be as cool as Iris. Hrmpf.

  • Happy belated birthday Iris… Continue your contribution to the world and you are became younger than your age. cheers.. 🙂

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  • Wonderful, wonderful Iris! Belated greetings, and best wishes for another stunning year for you.

  • The Avant/Garde Diaries peak into Iris' apartment and your interview with her are utterly charming. The music in the Vimeo is terrific and sooooo Iris. The world is a much more interesting place with Iris in it. Happy 92nd!
    Jean & Valerie

  • Libby

    Belated birthday wishes to Iris!! A big hug for her from faraway India! Thank you for your blog Ari!

  • Love her! She's one of my art inspirations. A very happy belated birthday!