Businesswoman and all-around fashion legend Iris Apfel had two important things to celebrate: the launch of her fashion brand and her 95th birthday.
The forever young icon was pretty much the best advertisement for the collection that she curated.
Some fashion icons are reluctant to be frank about a burning topic: ageism and that oft-used expression, "dressing for your age." However, Apfel has earned every right to say what she wants.
"I think that's stupid," Apfel says. "I think [designers are] all entirely youth-oriented. I think a lot of designers create very expensive clothes for women [in their] 60s and 70s and they create them for 16- and 18-year-old bodies. The kids can't afford to buy them and the women look like a horse's ass if they put it on. So it's all out of whack."
"I think if a woman has her own style and knows who she is, she doesn't have to dress for being 60 or 20 or 90," she says.
"I mean, there are just some certain things that older women shouldn't do.They shouldn't wear mini skirts. They shouldn't wear very high heels. They shouldn't wear too much makeup. Things like that which are just common sense." Apfel adds. "I always say it's more important to be happy than well dressed. Do your own thing. I don't sit and judge anybody. I think it's nice to look in a mirror once in awhile."