Jenna Lyons Endorses Iris Apfel for Schiaparelli


Iris Apfel
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Iris Apfel

She’s just recently announced her first foray into handbag design—could helming a legendary fashion house really be that far behind?

Sadly, we won’t hold our breaths for this one: Jenna Lyons thinks that Iris Apfel could be just the person to revive the house of Schiaparelli.

“She’s so full of life, and she’s got an incredible attitude,” the J. Crew president told Page Six. “I don’t think she’d want to, but I think she would be amazing.”

Diego Della Valle, the businessman behind the comeback of the Schiaparelli house, has already tapped a spokesmodel for the brand, French model and actress Farida Khelfa, but has yet to name a designer—though he expects to have a name by September. That gives Apfel a few months to come around…

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