Architectural Digest has a great Q&A and slide show featuring Iris Apfel, the Manhattan interior and textile designer whose distinctive style was splashily celebrated by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005. Known for her signature owl glasses and oversize jewelry, Apfel’s closet included a lot of couture, but she’s also partial to old priests’ robes and jeans. “Clothes are not frippery,” she says. “Properly done, they can be an art form. Throughout history clothes represented who you were; they are a great vehicle for explaining who you are.” I couldn’t agree more.
More locally, there are some pictures up of last weekend’s party celebrating the tenth anniversary of Ikram Goldman’s namesake boutique at Vogue.com. If you’re wondering why George Lucas, who’s hardly known for his fashion sense, was there, it’s because he’s dating the event’s hostess, Mellody Hobson.