When I walk down Fifth Avenue in the summer I just want to throw up: 90-year-old fashionista Iris Apfel on skinny jeans, bad celebrity…


“When I walk down Fifth Avenue in the summer I just want to throw up”: 90-year-old fashionista Iris Apfel on skinny jeans, bad celebrity style and parting with her jewellery

Rare bird of fashion: Iris Apfel, pictured at the CFDA Fashion Awards this June, is selling some of her famous jewellery collection because she

Rare bird of fashion: Iris Apfel, pictured at the CFDA Fashion Awards this June, is selling some of her famous jewellery collection because she “could do with a few shekels”

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To each their own: Apfel, 90, is selling pieces from her own collection as well as specially-designed pieces for Yoox.com. Her personal pieces include a turquoise snake bracelet and a rhinestone Christmas brooch

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Wood and gem stones: A banana leaf necklace, left, from the ready-to-wear collection and rhinestone buddha earrings from the limited edition range

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Dripping in style: A amber resin bracelet, left, from the ready-to-wear collection and a resin and metal necklace from limited edition set will join the collection on Yoox.com, all pieces are part of its “Vintage” section

Retail venture: Apfel launched her own collection for HSN earlier this year, following on from the success of a showcase exhibition of her own vast wardrobe at the Costume Institute in 2005

Retail venture: Apfel launched her own collection for HSN earlier this year, following on from the success of a showcase exhibition of her own vast wardrobe at the Costume Institute in 2005

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Diverse style: Resin and rhinestone “Blackamoor” brooches on sale from Apfel”s personal hoard

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Delicate: “Pearl” and “sapphire” rhinestones, left, are for sale alongside showy fake “pearl” and “silver” rhinestone tasselled necklaces