Cunard has announced that eccentric fashion icon Iris Apfel will join the line-up on board the cruise line’s second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week (31 August – 7 September 2017).
At 95, Iris has become known for her individual style and a penchant for flamboyant accessories. Her signature look of bold round glasses, oversized bangles and necklaces, and vibrant outfits, has led to the industry icon featuring in countless fashion campaigns.
Over the course of Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week, Iris will be presenting a Q&A session, offering insight into her lifestyle, inspiration and future fashion forecasts.
Iris commented: “I’ve lived quite a life of fashion and can’t wait to experience style at sea! I look forward to being inspired by the elegance and glamour of the occasion and life on board, especially the formal nights, on my voyage across the Atlantic.”
Designer Julien Macdonald OBE will headline Transatlantic Fashion Week 2017, joined by other prestigious names in the fashion industry including fashion historian Colin McDowell MBE and consultant to the international fashion industry, Gail Sackloff OBE, as well as top models from Storm Model Management.
Angus Struthers, Vice President of Marketing for Cunard, said: “Following on from the success of Transatlantic Fashion Week 2016, we are delighted to welcome fashion icon Iris Apfel, in addition to Julien Macdonald, on board Queen Mary 2 this year. Transatlantic Fashion Week 2017 will see another seven-night voyage full of glamorous dinners, exclusive unveilings and exciting catwalk shows, ensuring that this week becomes a firm fixture that is eagerly anticipated in the international fashion show calendar.”