Eye: Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Covers Elle India November 2017, By Bikramjit Bose In 'Friday With Iris'

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Eye: Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Covers Elle India November 2017, By Bikramjit Bose In 'Friday With Iris'

Fashion icon, interior designer and American businesswoman Iris Apfel, rolling at age 96, fronts the November 2017 issue of Elle India. Malini Banerji styles Iris in images by Bikramjit Bose for 'Friday With Iris'. / Makeup by Eric Vosburg

Iris Apfel is known for being blunt. For example, when asked by Fashionista about dressing for your age, she responded: "I think that's stupid," Apfel says about the phrase. "I think [designers are] all entirely too youth-oriented. I think a lot of designers create very expensive clothes for women [in their] 60s and 70s — people who wear them — and they create them for 16- and 18-year-old bodies. The kids can't afford to buy them and the women look like a horse's ass if they put it on. So it's all out of whack."

Listen up, designers! Apfel sat down with T Magazine's Deborah Needleman in 2013.