Many believe that modelling is not for everyone because of all the perceptions we have. A model needs to be young and beautiful, with a breath-taking shape… Yet little does Iris Apfel care about these common perceptions!

Iris Apfel: At 97 she is the oldest model
Image: Corriere della sera

Real style icons do not fear the passage of time. Iris Apfel, former American entrepreneur and interior designer, knows this well and has just signed a contract with the famous modeling agency IMG Models. This is the same agency that follows super tops such as Gigi Hadid, Gisele Bündchen and Karlie Kloss.

In addition to being a very popular and much loved star on social media (her Instagram profile has reached 1.2 million followers), there is one more detail that focuses on Iris: the next August 29 will puff out 98 candles!

One fine lesson – Never give up and never underestimate yourself and your possibilities!