High maintenance is a trait I inherited from her, but not elegance. Early on I was putting outfits together that had an aesthetic appeal to ME, which is not to say I had self-confidence. Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor-in-chief of RookieMag.com, age 16 and Iris Apfel, style icon, age 90 have self-confidence. They exude it.
The conversation between these two women was moderated by Judith Thurman: the topic: Good Taste/Bad Taste: The Evolution of Contemporary Chic (Metropolitan Museum - Sunday June 17). You might wonder what kind of dialog a 16 year old and 90 year old can have? Is it grandmother to granddaughter? Sage to Innocent? Seniority to inexperience? No. These two ladies were talking to each other as respected colleagues.
"I don't live to be trendy - you can't be trendy and have personal style." Iris Apfel
And there is nothing like a great conversation.
Iris Apfel may have been the first woman to wear a pair of jeans on a college campus.