Iris Apfel turned 100-years-old this week and being the true fashion icon she is, she celebrated in style.

During her lifetime, Iris has succeeded in several arenas from being a model, a businesswoman and a fashion figure.

From inspiring an entire generation ahead of her on the art of ageing gracefully, Iris is a role model for many as she continues to please her audience with show-stopping accessories and a rather exquisite demure.

Sharing a post to her Instagram feed to mark her birthday, the fashion icon was seen in a black and white polkadot dress surrounded by balloons.

“It’s not every day that you get to turn 100…,” she captioned the post. “May the celebrations commence!!!!”


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Throughout her lifetime, Iris has worn many hats – both figuratively and literally. She owned a very successful textile business, Old World Weavers, with her late husband, Carl Apfel, for 42 years before the pair retired in 1992.

She also became known for her eclectic style. Wearing her own trademark printed garments complemented by costume jewellery helped her gain multiple advertising campaigns over the years.

No matter how many years have passed by, age is simply a number for this inspiring woman who continues to highlight her charming personality through everything she takes part in.

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Feature image: Instagram @irisapfel