Style icon Iris Apfel, known for eclectic fashion sense, dies at 102.

Renowned centenarian style icon Iris Apfel, celebrated for her distinctive oversized glasses and eclectic fashion choices, has passed away at the remarkable age of 102, as announced on her official Instagram account.

Famously dubbed as a “geriatric starlet,” Apfel rose to prominence as a textile designer and fashion maven, reaching the pinnacle of her fame in her 80s and 90s.

Recognized for her flamboyant interior design flair, Apfel became a fixture at Parisian fashion events for more than five decades, captivating audiences with her signature cropped white hair, daring eyewear, and vibrant accessories.

Her Park Avenue residence served as a testament to her lifelong dedication to design, housing an extensive collection of pieces by renowned 20th-century designers.

Apfel’s distinctive style garnered admiration from fashion luminaries such as Alexander Wang and Isaac Mizrahi, while her influence transcended the fashion realm, leading to collaborations ranging from Barbie dolls to makeup lines with MAC Cosmetics.

A significant milestone in Apfel’s illustrious career came with the release of Albert Maysles’s documentary “Iris” in 2014, followed by the publication of her autobiography, “Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon,” in 2018.

Throughout her extraordinary life, Apfel remained a steadfast advocate for individuality and creativity, encouraging others to embrace their unique selves and venture into new experiences without fear of societal norms.

Born Iris Barrel in Queens in 1921, Apfel pursued her passion for art and fashion, eventually co-founding Old World Weavers alongside her husband, Carl Apfel.

Tributes poured in from across the globe following Apfel’s passing, with musician Lenny Kravitz lauding her mastery of life and Old Navy paying homage to her as a “forever icon.”

Apfel leaves behind a lasting legacy of fearless self-expression and unwavering commitment to her craft, inspiring generations to embrace their authenticity and pursue their passions with limitless creativity.