MAC Cosmetics have announced their latest collaboration with 90-year-old Iris Apfel, a style superstar who defines the concept of Old Ladies Rebellion. Every bit the eccentric individualist, a woman old enough to be the great grandmother to young fashionistas will share her bold beauty formula of bright lipsticks, commanding attention nail lacquers and intense eye-shadows.
MAC says the range is ‘a colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time.
We just love the visual imagery of the MAC ad capturing Iris Apfel’s saucer-shaped eyeglasses. The collection takes a lead from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2005 Rara Avis (Rare Bird) exhibit, naming the lipsticks Pink Pigeon, Diamond Dove and Scarlet Ibis. The Met writes that all of the items in that show have been pledged to the museum.
The MAC collection goes on sale Jan. 5.
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At 88, Iris Apfel calls herself a ‘geriatric starlet’ but she’s fashion’s divine muse, five years after her Metropolitan Museum Costume Exhibit show. A version of the show currently runs through Feb 7, 2010 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.
Summing up the details, Iris Apfel believes in creative fantasy and self-expression. Similar to Diana Vreeland, her radical and inexhaustible creative spirit plays out in making herself the showgirl, using clothes and ornamentation to express herself with confidence and center-stage aplomb. Read on in-depth New Year, New Cool The Observer.