'Geriatric starlet' and famed fashion designer Iris Apfel passes away at the age of 102.  

 Wish every life were as rich as Iris Apfel's.   

 Her representatives announced that the famous interior designer, businesswoman, and late-life fashion model died in Palm Beach on Friday. Her age was 102. 

 Born Iris Barrel in 1921, she grew up in Queens.  

 Before becoming a Women's Wear Daily copywriter, she studied painting and art history as the daughter of a successful small business owner.  

 Apfel and her husband Carl founded a textile and fabric replication business in 1950. Her firm restored the White House for nine presidents, from Truman to Clinton.  

 Apfel's personality and hard ethic helped her become a late-life fashion superstar, or "geriatric starlet," with her iconic style, including her bushels of bangles, mounds of necklaces, and saucer-sized, heavy-framed glasses.  

 Apfel's light kept shining with age. She taught at UT Austin at 90.  

 Albert Maysles' well-reviewed documentary Iris included her at 94.  

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