Fashion icon Iris Apfel was the inspiration behind our ‘One of A Kind’ necktie featuring bold prints, bright colors, and playful tassels. The print is a mix of elements Iris has worn before in outfits around town and is designed to celebrate her ‘more is more and less is a bore’ attitude towards fashion and life. The blue base is symbolic of her love of denim and the tassels are a colorful nod to her successful career as an interior designer.
Iris studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. Early in her career she worked for Women’s Wear Daily and later for interior designer Elinor Johnson. As a self-proclaimed “fabric freak”, Iris co-founded Old World Weavers in 1950 with her husband Carl to replicate historical fabrics found around the globe. Together they worked with a total of nine White House administrations on interior design and decor.
Today, Apfel is well-known for her eclectic style and oversized glasses, packing a punch of personality into every outfit she styles. We continue to be inspired by Iris’ playful approach to fashion.
“Put your money in accessories. You could create a million different looks.”
- Iris Apfel
- 3” wide and 68” long
- 100% silk
- Polyester tassels
- Spot clean or dry clean only
- Made in USA by a female-run production house
- Includes an illustrated storyboard featuring Iris Apfel’s accomplishments
- Packaged in a keepsake box