Iris Apfel Cause of death, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Illness

Iris Apfel
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Iris Apfel Cause of death, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Illness—

Iris Apfel was an American businesswoman, interior designer, fashion icon and actress who died on March 1, 2024.

Apfel was born in Astoria, Queens, New York in August 1921. She studied at New York University and the University of Wisconsin.

She worked for Women’s Wear Daily and married Carl Apfel in 1948. The couple started the textile firm Old World Weavers.

Iris was involved in many restoration projects from 1950 to 1992 including working at the White House for Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Nixon, Johnson, Carter, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art had an exhibition on Apfel in 2005, and other museums have followed in their footsteps.

Apfel served as a visiting professor at University of Texas at Austin in 2012 at 90 years old. She was named one of the fifty Best-Dressed over 50s by The Guardian in 2013.

She became a fashion icon, she signed to IMG in 2019 as a model at age 97, and she was featured in a 2014 documentary called Iris by Albert Maysles.

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Iris Apfel Cause of death

Iris Apfel died on March 1, 2024, at her home in Palm Beach, Florida. She was 102 years old

The news was announced on her Instagram page on Friday, with a beautiful photo of the famous fashionista in a regal black and gold gown and wearing her signature black glasses.

‘Iris Barrel Apfel, August 29, 1921 – March 1, 2024,’ read the caption on the post.

A spokesman for her estate confirmed the news to the New York Times and revealed that she died in her Palm Beach, Florida, home.

The cause of death for the star — who was a New York style icon, known for her distinctive style — has not been provided at this time.

Iris Apfel husband
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Iris Apfel Husband

Iris Apfel was married to Carl Apfel for nearly 70 years until his passing in 2015. They first met in the summer of 1947 in Lake George, New York, during their respective vacations.

On October 11, 1947, they went on their first date on Columbus Day. At the time, Iris was 26 years old, while Carl was 33.

Just a little over a month later, on November 25, 1947, Carl proposed to Iris on Thanksgiving Day. They became engaged, and Carl presented Iris with a ring as a Christmas gift that year.

Finally, on February 22, 1948, the couple exchanged vows and officially tied the knot.

Iris Apfel Children

Apfel did not have children, partly because of the amount of travel their work necessitated; she did not want her children to be raised by a nanny.

Iris Apfel Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Iris Apfel had an estimated net worth of $25 million, before her death.

Iris Apfel Illness

Apfel is not known to have suffered any kind of illness at least not to the public’s knowledge.

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