Examples of jewelry from Iris Apfel's personal collection in the gallery exhibit. The fashionphile caused a stir back in the 50s and 60s by mixing high fashion and mass-produced accessories (or vice versa). The habit is now common place with top fashion designers working for Target, The Gap, JCPenney and H Photo by C.J. Walker.
RARE BIRD OF FASHION IRIS APFEL, who turned 90 this past summer, has amassed an astounding collection of jewelry, culled from hole-in-the-wall shops, haute couture ateliers, trade shows, and Turkish souks. http://www.wmagazine.com/accessories/2011/10/iris-apfel-jewelry-line#ixzz1uEzBWLoG