As August draws to a gloomy close, we have our usual round-up of the fashion news stories which have caught our eye this week, what better way to kick off the long weekend? Enjoy!
Queen of the Statement necklace and bug-eyed spectacles, Iris Apfel has already (unsurprisingly) been the subject of a very successful exhibition, 2005's 'Rara Avis (Rare Bird)' at the Met. Now the 90 year-old style maven is to be filmed by Albert Maysles for a documentary. Maysles seems to have a soft spot for the more eccentric members of New York's high society; he is the filmmaker behind the 1975 documentary 'Grey Gardens' which charts the reclusive existence of Jackie O's aunt and cousin, Big and Little Edie Beale. While that is a heart wrenching story of dysfunctional relationships and social exclusion, we hope (and know) that Maysles' Apfel film will be more uplifting- how could it not be when it stars our favourite- in her own words- 'geriatric starlet.'
|Iris Apfel is not scared of a chunky piece of jewellery (Image from fifka.pinger.pl)|
As a P.S to that Savage Beauty reference, don't forget to sign our #bringmcqueenexhibitionhome petition and use the hashtag on Twitter. The FashEd will have an update next week on the impact which the campaign has had. You will want to tune into that!
|Schiaparelli in the 1930s. Image from (LisaWallerRogers.blogspot.com)|
|Miuccia Prada (Image from guestofaguest.com)|
|Angela Ahrendts with Christopher Bailey. Under their supervision, Burberry became the first fashion company listed on the FTSE 100 (Image from thisislondon.co.uk)|
|Paul with Stella and James on their farm, photographed by Linda McCartney (image from meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com)|
|Julian J Smith's design for Westfield uniforms.|