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Fashion celebrity Iris Apfel dead at 102

Iris Apfel, the geriatric starlet, became an unlikely fashion celebrity in her 80s for her outré style

By Web Desk
March 02, 2024
Fashion celebrity Iris Apfel dead at 102
Fashion celebrity Iris Apfel dead at 102

Iris Apfel, a senior citizen who became an unlikely fashion celebrity, died at 102.

Apfel was a New York textile designer, socialite and self-described “geriatric starlet” who became an unlikely fashion celebrity in her 80s for her outré style.

The fashionista’s Instagram account announced the news on Friday alongside a picture of her smiling while posing for the came, wearing a black and gold gown, paired with her iconic big owlish black glasses, red lips and nails.

“Iris Barrel Apfel, August 29, 1921 – March 1, 2024,” the photo was captioned.

Moreover, a spokesman for her estate, Stu Loeser, confirmed the news to the New York Times and further revealed that she died in her Palm Beach, Florida home. However, the cause of death has not yet been revealed, via Page Six.

Following her death, many rushed to the comments to pay their respects to ‘geriatric starlet.’

Lenny Kravitz wrote, “You mastered the art of living. Thank you for your energy and inspiration,” adding a heart and a raised fist emoji.

One fan wrote, “icon. you will remain in our hearts for eternity.”

“Rest in Power! Thank you for living your life so beautifully & inspiring so many of us to live boldly,” wrote another while adding a white heart emoji.