Grand Dame of Fashion will star at Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week

Fashion royalty Iris Apfel will join Cunard’s line-up of fashion icons set to sail on Queen Mary 2 for the cruise line’s second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week.

At 95, Iris is a jet-setting celebrity known for her individual style and joyful flair. Featured in cutting-edge style campaigns for Macy’s, MAC, Kate Spade, Swarovski and other big-name brands, Iris has become renowned for her signature look of bold round glasses, oversized bangles and necklaces, and rich, flamboyant, colourful garments.

Over the course of Transatlantic Fashion Week, from August 31 to September 7 2017, Iris will present a Q&A session and introduce a showing of ‘Iris’, a documentary featuring fashion, creativity and her soaring free spirit.

“I’ve lived quite a life of fashion and can’t wait to experience style at sea,” Ms Apfel said.

“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.”

Transatlantic Fashion Week 2017 will also feature designer Julien Macdonald OBE, fashion historian Colin McDowell MBE and consultant to the international fashion industry Gail Sackloff OBE as well as top models from Storm Model Management.

The unique fashion voyage invites guests to enjoy the glamour of Queen Mary 2, while being treated to seven days of runway shows, dinners and exclusive unveilings before sailing into New York for FashionWeek.


Fares on Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Fashion Week voyage departing Southampton on August 31, 2017 start from $1949* per person twin share.