Leave it up to Iris Apfel to celebrate in style.
This past Thursday, Harper’s BAZAAR and H&M joined forces to celebrate fashion icon, businesswoman, and interior designer Iris Apfel’s 100th birthday, in addition to announcing the new Iris Apfel x H&M collaboration.
“With this collaboration, we are celebrating a unique and extraordinary woman and her creative and audacious style,” said Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative advisor at H&M. “She shows that style is ageless and keeps encouraging people to show who they are with fashion — and to have fun at the same time.”
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The New York Fashion Week event was hosted on the 100th floor of the new Manhattan skyscraper, Central Park Tower, and drew a crowd of Apfel’s inner circle, A-listers, friends, and family alike. Notable attendees included Katie Holmes, Barbie Ferreira, Halle Bailey, and Aaron Rose Philip.
At the celebration, guests were in awe of the panoramic views from the world’s tallest residential tower, where musician Michael Feinstein serenaded Apfel with “Happy Birthday.”
The Iris Apfel x H&M collection is expected to launch in early 2022 and will pay homage to Iris’ eye-catching style and fierce individuality, offering colorful coordinating sets, floral suits, and bright-printed dresses. Fittingly, Apfel was dressed in a custom H&M look for the event.
“The collection is playful, opulent and rich with vibrant colors, vivid prints and opulent fabric choices,” Johansson adds. “The look is indulgent with a more-is-more attitude and crowned by over-the-top jewelry, which is very much a signum for Iris.”