Arrivals & Departures Nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel to cruise with Cunard

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The style star will be aboard Queen Mary 2 for Cunard's second Transatlantic Fashion Week.

The 95-year-old fashion queen Iris Apfel is set to cruise aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2 for the cruise line's second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week later this year.

Widely regarded as a fashion icon for her bold personal style, the American retired businesswoman found fame after New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art staged an exhibition of her clothing and accessories in 2005. She was later the subject of a documentary by the famed filmmaker Albert Maysles, which was released in 2014.

Apfel will introduce a screening of the film, titled Iris, during the Transatlantic Fashion Week cruise, and will also present a question-and-answer session. 

"I've lived quite a life of fashion and can’t wait to experience style at sea," she said. "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."

She'll be joined on aboard by designer Julien Macdonald, fashion historian Colin McDowell and fashion industry consultant Gail Sackloff, along with models from the Storm Model Management agency. 

The cruise departs Southampton on August 31 and also includes runway shows and dinners before it arrives in New York on September 7 in time for Fashion Week.

Fares start from $1949 per person, twin share. 

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