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Iris Apfel marks 100th birthday with an eyewear collection inspired by her own unique style 

Her future’s so bright! Fashion icon Iris Apfel marks 100th birthday with an eyewear collection inspired by her own unique style

  • To celebrate her upcoming 100th birthday in August, Iris Apfel has partnered with Zenni on a 100-piece eyewear collection
  • The Iris Apfel Edit includes 5 categories of eyewear styles, including “Live Colorfully,” “Signature Style” and “Iris for Kids”
  •  Eyewear in her curation average $30

To celebrate her upcoming 100th birthday in August, Iris Apfel has partnered with Zenni on a 100-piece eyewear collection.

‘I adore accessories and I think glasses can absolutely make an outfit,’ said the fashion icon.

The Iris Apfel Edit includes 5 categories of eyewear styles, including “Live Colorfully,” “Signature Style” and “Iris for Kids.”

To celebrate her upcoming 100th birthday in August, Iris Apfel has partnered with Zenni on a 100-piece eyewear collection

Iris Apfel soon to celebrate 100

Iris curated a line of eyewear

‘I adore accessories and I think glasses can absolutely make an outfit,’ said the fashion icon about the collection.

Iris favors bright colors and stands behind a more is more aesthetic. ‘I like clothes that are amusing,’ Iris told the Daily Mail.

For those that subscribe to the ‘less is more’ train of thought, the New York native says ‘that’s their problem.’ 

She enjoys layering her clothes, piling on the jewels and finishing it all off with a pair of statement-making glasses.

Her signature style being a pair of oversized round frames (with a look-a-like pair available in this collection.)

Iris loves wearing glasses

She has admitted to collecting glasses before she needed them

Iris favors layering her clothes, piling on the jewels and finishing it all off with a pair of glasses

"The Signature Style" category includes a pair of oversized round frames that the 99-year-old is most known for

“The Signature Style” category includes a pair of oversized round frames that the 99-year-old is most known for

Iris loves shapes

Wearable works of art

The “Structural Design” category can be considered wearable works of art. The frames draw upon her love of architecture.

Found under the Bazaar Treasures category

Iris Apfel Edit

Styles under the “Bazaar Treasures” category were inspired by Iris’s love of discovering flea market gems around the world, they offer rich patterns and vintage vibes

The entrepreneur, who landed a modelling contract with IMG Models in her 90’s, has always made her own rules.

In the last decade she has partnered with a number of brands including INC International Concepts, HSN and Magnum ice cream.  

With an affinity for fashion as a form of self expression and art rather than function, Iris admitted to collecting glasses long before she needed them. 

‘For me, glasses inspire or finish all of my looks. We all shouldn’t want to look the same and glasses are a fantastic way to find your own unique style and change things up.’

Styles under the “Bazaar Treasures” category were inspired by Iris’s love of discovering flea market gems around the world, they offer rich patterns and vintage vibes.

‘I love collecting one-of-a-kind pieces. I’m a flea-market freak,’ she said. 

The Iris Apfel Edit includes 5 categories of eyewear styles, including "Live Colorfully," "Signature Style" and "Iris for Kids"

The Iris Apfel Edit includes 5 categories of eyewear styles, including “Live Colorfully,” “Signature Style” and “Iris for Kids”

'In the proper tonality, I never met a color that I didn't like' said Iris

 ‘In the proper tonality, I never met a color that I didn’t like’ said Iris

Affordable frames

Options average $30

Glasses in the Iris Apfel Edit for Zenni average $30

Like the style icon, the line of glasses is full of personality and color.  Because without color, ‘you might as well be dead,’ said Iris.

‘In the proper tonality, I never met a color that I didn’t like.’

Iris also fancies a great silhouette.  

The “Structural Design” category can be considered wearable works of art. The frames draw upon her love of architecture.

To build a lasting wardrobe many invest in higher ticket items but Iris believes you should ‘buy what you like.’ 

 Glasses in the Iris Apfel Edit for Zenni average $30. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk