Three out of four of our Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week team got to see the legendary style icon Iris Apfel at the Joanna Mastroianni show, (which was an exciting and also saddened experience, considering the turn of events). But seeing the 90 year old legend in person was still as awe-inspiring as we hoped it would be, similar to being in Bill Cunnigham’s presence for the first time. Or Anna Wintour’s. So we were excited to hear of British luxury shoe label Jimmy Choo creating an special sandal in honor of Apfel.
The hand woven, five inch leather heels, aptly named the “Iris” are bedecked with colorful charms, similar to the piles of necklaces Apfel has long been known to wear. Although, the similarity to her style seems to end there. On JimmyChoo.com the description reads, “Inspired by the irrevent and eccentric style of fashion icon, Iris Apfel, this hand finished sandal is a playful ode to craftsmanship and traditional shoe making.” Though we doubt Apfel herself would be caught dead trotting about in these sky scrapers, for any fan of hers with $1, 495 to spare they are a great homage to the longtime trendsetter. May she continue to reign for many years to come.
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