Iris Apfel: ‘It Seems That the Fatter and Uglier People Are, the Fewer Clothes They Wear’

Iris. Photo: Joe Kohen/2008 Getty Images

Ninety-year-old style icon turned jewelry designer Iris Apfel tells the Telegraph, "Now when I walk down Fifth Avenue in the summertime I just want to throw up. It seems that the fatter and uglier people are, the fewer clothes they wear. The shorts and flip-flops and tight jeans on butts that go from here to Poughkeepsie." She shuddered, and continued: "I always say they should put people in jail for wearing clothes like that. Especially stretch jeans over size 10 — they should be outlawed. Ten years ago people were starting to look like slobs in New York, now it's an epidemic." In other news, here's a preview of Apfel's new jewelry collection, which hits this week. [Telegraph UK]

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