Iris Apfel is Launching a Handbag Collection

May 4, 2012 12:00 AM

Iris Apfel is Launching a Handbag Collection

" Iris Apfel may be 90 years old, but in terms of her fashion career, she's just hitting her stride. 

" In recent years, the socialite has launched an HSN collection centered around jewelry, a makeup collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, and now, Apfel has announced she's launching her own handbag line. 

" WWD reports that the collection, which is rather hilariously called "Extinctions," will be priced between $228 and $398, and was created in partnership with Lisa Nunziata, the president of L & Leung Design Group.

The collection, which features bold bags covered in Mongolian lamb fur, is apparently inspired by one such extinct animal: the Dodo. "It's an odd bird, like me," Apfel told WWD "

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