Iris Apfel Has Her Own Emojis Despite Not Knowing What an Emoji Is

Iris Apfel Has Her Own Emojis Despite Not Knowing What an Emoji Is

Tara Bellucci
Aug 6, 2016
(Image credit: Macy's )

Iris Apfel is coming to a phone keyboard near you. Everyone's favorite fashion forward nonagenarian is back with her own custom emojis, courtesy of Macy's.

Apfel is currently the face of Macy's in-house brand INC, and the emojis are a part of that campaign. They also come just in time for her 95th birthday, on August 29.

"I'm a little old for emojis, and I didn't know what they were," Apfel said in a press release. "But everyone seems to like them, and I want everyone to have a good time. If my face makes people happy, I'm all for it."

The emojis are a mix of Apfel emoticons and fashionista must-haves:

(Image credit: Macy's )

This isn't her first foray into 21st century tech; earlier this year, Apfel partnered with WiseWear to create a line of wearable fitness & health trackers that don't compromise style.

Apfel, the go-to interior designer for the White House under nine presidents, became a fashion icon later in life, in part because of Bill Cunningham's street style spreads in the New York Times.

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