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Iris Apfel writing a book on personal style

Iris Apfel writing a book on personal style

Iris Apfel is penning a new book in which she will share her sartorial secrets.

The 94-year-old model and style doyenne attended the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s 38th Annual American Image Awards on Tuesday night (24May16), and was a guest of honour alongside designers Joseph Abboud and Christian Siriano, accessories brand Shinola Detroit and footwear company BBC International.

At the awards ceremony, the New York native explained that she doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon and among her many ventures, she is working on a book about personal style with publisher HarperCollins. During her acceptance speech, the star also revealed that she is collaborating on a range with United Legwear & Apparel, due out this year (16), and had also recently filmed a video campaign for Elizabeth Arden’s "Liz Arden" rebrand.

“We just shot (Liz Arden’s video) a few weeks ago in Palm Beach. I enjoy these things, if I didn’t I wouldn’t do them," she told

Apfel, who is known for her flamboyant ensembles and trademark black frame glasses, added that she was thrilled to be honoured for being a "maverick" and as a child would never have anticipated the profile she has achieved.

"When I was a kid I was always amazed of people who could sit down and write lists," she said. "Of all the things I thought I would never be back then was a fashion maverick was one, a fashion icon was two and a 94-year-old cover girl was three."

Siriano, who won the Designer of the Year award at the star studded gala, described Apfel as "an icon".

“She’s still doing it, she’s still working it, looking amazing and putting us all to shame. I’ve actually never met her in person so it’s been a really good night!" he smiled.

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