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Iris Apfel’s Debut Eyewear & Handbag Line

The flamboyant fashion darling debuts her handbag and eyewear collections

Iris Apfel 2012 Eyewear

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Iris Apfel 2012 Eyewear

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Extinctions by Iris Apfel 2012 Bags

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Extincions by Iris Apfel

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2012 Iris Apfel New York Fashion Week

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Approaching her 91st birthday, the irreverent, inimitable Iris Apfel has a new venture to add to her ever-growing résumé. The fashion doyenne has announced that she launching launching not only a line of luxury handbags but also collaborating with optical brand Eyebobs on a line of sunglasses that draws on her signature style.

Apfel’s handbag line, aptly named Extinctions, will use exotic fabrics and materials like Mongolian lamb, various snakeskins and calf hair, with prices up to $400. If you admire Iris’ bold taste in eyewear, you’ll soon be able to snag styles similar to her signature frames. The entire line will debut next year, but Ms. Apfel’s namesake style is available now.

Collaborations are nothing new to Apfel who’s already work with M.A.C Cosmetics, the Home Shopping Network, Alexis Bittar and Yoox.

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