Cunard To Welcome Famed Icon Of Fashion Iris Apfel Onboard For Transatlantic Fashion Week 2017

August 31st 2017 will see Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 depart Southampton for New York for what will be  her second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week crossing

On board will be headlining designer, Julien MacDonald.  fashion historian and author Colin McDowell, and fashion consultant Gail Sackloff. They  will be joined by icon of fashion, Iris Apfel for the crossing. The arrival of Queen Mary 2 in New York will coincide with the start of Fashion Week in ‘The Big Apple’.

Image: Daniela Federici
Image: Daniela Federici/The People

At 95, Iris Apfel is well established in the fashion industry and is well known for her colourful sense style. She has been involved in high end marketing campaigns and adverts for the likes of Macys, MAC, Kate Spade and Swarovski to name just a few. Whilst on board Queen Mary 2, she will be performing a special Q&A session and also introducing a screening of a documentary about her, and will show off her fashion, style, creativity and sense of free spirit.

Speaking about her forthcoming appearance on Queen Mary 2, Iris was delighted to be joining Fashion Week on board Cunard’s flagship and cannot wait to experience life on board.

“I’ve lived quite a life of fashion and can’t wait to experience style at sea!. I look forward to being inspired by the elegance and glamour of the occasion and life onboard, especially the formal nights on my voyage across the Atlantic.”

With the line up announced for the Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2017, Cunard were delighted that the distinguised guests, included Iris, were able to be joining for the week’s crossing.

VP of Marketing for Cunard, Angus Struthers commented:

“Following on from the success of Transatlantic Fashion Week 2016 we are delighted to welcome fashion icon Iris Apfel, in addition to Julien Macdonald, onboard Queen Mary 2 this year. Transatlantic Fashion Week 2017 will see another seven-night voyage full of glamorous dinners, exclusive unveilings and exciting catwalk shows ensuring that this week becomes a firm fixture that is eagerly anticipated in the international fashion show calendar.”

Whilst Josh Leibowitz, senior Vice President, Cunard Norh America commented that Transatlantic Fashion Week is now fast becoming a date in the diary each year for the cruise line.  He said:

“The announcement of Iris Apfel joining Queen Mary 2’s 2017 Transatlantic Fashion Week exemplifies Cunard’s continued dedication to deliver unique and surprising experiences to our guests. On themed voyages such as Transatlantic Fashion Week, guests experience a personalized sense of occasion while escaping and relaxing during seven days at sea.”

Guests on board Queen Mary 2 for the Transtatlantic Fashion Week crossing will enjoy seven days worth of runway exibitions, dinners and also exlusively select unveilings before arriving in New York. A must for all fans of fashion.



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