Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Has Been Confirmed for 2017 Transatlantic Fashion Week Cruise


Cunard has announced that fashion icon Iris Apfel will be a headline speaker on their Transatlantic Fashion Week Cruise this year. Along with other leaders of the industry, Iris Apfel will be sharing her fashion wisdom with passengers aboard the week-long style cruise. The cruise will feature glamorous dinners, exclusive fashion line unveilings and catwalk shows that will cement its place as a highly anticipated event in the international fashion show calendar.

The jet-setting celebrity will conduct a Q&A session with passengers, offering insights into her glamorous lifestyle, what inspires her, and her forecast for upcoming fashion trends. Speaking about Transatlantic Fashion Week, Apfel said: “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.”

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Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president of Cunard North America, spoke of the company’s excitement at having Iris Apfel onboard for Transatlantic Fashion Week. He said: “As part of Cunard’s acclaimed Insights programme, we offer passengers the opportunity to learn first-hand from experts in their field while travelling at sea. It was a natural fit to merge fashion and luxury travel to create Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossings as it aligns perfectly with the interests of our guests. Iris Apfel is a style icon, a constant in the ever-changing fashion world who rises above the trends. At 95, she is still at the top of her game and we are beyond thrilled to have her be part of this extraordinary voyage.”

Designer Julian MacDonald is the headline designer for this year’s voyage, and will give an audience with interviewer Colin McDowell, a catwalk fashion show showcasing his latest designs, and host an evening dinner table. Colin MacDowell, famed fashion historian, will also give an exclusive book signing, theatre talks, a fashion illustration interactive workshop, and host an evening dinner table. Fashion advisor Gail Sackloff will also host an evening dinner table. All fashion shows will feature fresh new faces from acclaimed model management agency Storm Models.

If you would like to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to get fashion insights from industry leaders and network with fashion influencers, why not book a place on the cruise with Cruise1st UK today? The sailing can be found on our dedicated Cunard page. Alternatively, call our friendly sales team on 0808 2746 777.

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