You Can Finally Own Iris Apfel's Signature Shades: Her Eyebobs Collab Is Here!
May 4, 2012
While the month of May is off to a crummy start when it comes to weather, we’re still on the hunt for what perfect pair of shades will be our go-to this for summer. I’ve got my eyes on an oversized tortoiseshell pair, and now that Iris Apfel’s ‘Iris’ sunglasses (through a collaboration with Eyebobs) are here — I think I’ve found the winning pair.
Her first eyewear collection consists of the fitting “Iris” frame, available as a polarized sunglass or a magnified sun reader. The frame is available in three colors and retails from $75 to $99, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting a favorite charity of Apfel, Lighthouse International.
Editors’ pick: these Iris Polarized Sunglasses ($99).
The geriatric sartorialist is an unlikely but verified style icon — with her bangle-covered arms, kooky taste in textiles, and high-spirited outlook. She already has a number of collaborations, from jewelry to makeup, under her belt — but this is the most exciting, because it’s her iconic owl-eye frames that make her look so recognizable — and coveted.