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97-Year-Old Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Signs With IMG Models

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97-Year-Old Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Signs With IMG Models

Style icon Iris Apfel announced Thursday that she has signed with IMG Models, joining Gigi Hadid and Ashley Graham.

Page Six reports that the 97-year-old fashion icon said during an interview with Women’s Wear Daily that she booked her own campaigns until now and did not realize she needed a manager to handle her schedule.

“It all just happened so suddenly, and I thought at my tender age, I’m not going to set up offices and get involved with all kinds of things. I thought it was a flash in the pan, and it’s not going to last,”

Apfel added that she was always a “do-it-yourself girl” and never expected her life to work out the way it did from her humble beginnings as the owner of a textile company called Old World Weavers.

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“I’m very excited. I never had a proper agent.”

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Apfel has appeared in campaigns for MAC cosmetics, Kate Spade and even mentioned during her interview that she worked with Tommy Hilfiger:

“Somehow, people found me. People would just call. Tommy Hilfiger said that was no way to do it, and he put us together. I’m very excited and very grateful“

The almost-centennial even released a book last year titled “Iris Apfel: Accidental Idol”.

Check out a recent interview with Apfel in the clip below.

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