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Iris Apfel Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Iris Apfel Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5½ in
Weight 53 kg
Date of Birth August 29, 1921
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death March 1, 2024

Iris Apfel was an American businesswoman, model, interior designer, and fashion icon who is most celebrated for her eye-catching personal style and for running a successful business in interior designing spanning more than 40 years. She had more than 2 million followers on Instagram, more than 100k followers on Twitter, and more than 1 million followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Iris Barrel

Nick Name


Iris Apfel as seen in 2014
Iris Apfel as seen in 2014 (Iris Apfel / Instagram)


Iris was born on August 29, 1921.


Iris passed away on March 1, 2024, at the age of 102 at her home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Astoria, Queens, New York, United States





Businesswoman, Interior Designer, Fashion Icon, Model


  • Father – Samuel Barrel (Businessman)
  • Mother – Sadye Asofsky


Iris was represented by IMG Models.

Net Worth

Iris’s net worth was $25 million according to




5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm


53 kg or 117 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Iris had dated –

  1. Carl Apfel (1947-2015) – Iris and Carl Apfel were married for 67 years from February 22, 1948, until Carl’s death on August 1, 2015. The couple chose to remain childless.
Iris and her husband Carl Apfel as seen smiling together
Iris and her husband Carl Apfel as seen smiling together (Iris Apfel / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


She had Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color


However, her hair had turned ‘Gray’ due to her age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Oversized glasses
  • Maximalist fashion sense
  • Beauty mark below her lips
  • Gap between her front teeth

Brand Endorsements

She had endorsed brands such as –

  • Kate Spade
  • Blue Illusion
  • The Laundress New York
  • Zenni
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Fabricut
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Citroën DS3
  • Etsy
  • Glossier
  • Forty Five Ten
  • WiseWear

Iris Apfel Favorite Things

  • Jazz Musician – Duke Ellington
  • Type Of Weather – Clear and cool
  • Perfume – Yatagan by Caron
  • Word – Love
  • Color – Turquoise

Source –,, The Guardian, The Cut

Iris Apfel seen as photographed in 2018
Iris Apfel seen as photographed in 2018 (Iris Apfel / Instagram)

Iris Apfel Facts

  1. She was allegedly the 1st woman to ever don a pair of denim jeans in the late 1930s.
  2. Her textile company Old World Weavers handled the restoration project at the White House for 9 consecutive presidents starting from Harry Truman up until Bill Clinton with the lone exception of George H. W. Bush.
  3. In 2019, the 97-year-old Iris made her modeling debut with IMG Models.
  4. At 96 years old, she was honored with her own Barbie doll created by Mattel in 2018.

Featured Image by Iris Apfel / Instagram

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