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Fashion Icon Iris Apfel Will Launch a Costume Jewelry Line With HSN

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Iris Apfel (Photo: Getty Images)
Iris Apfel (Photo: Getty Images)

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One of the best-dressed women and most-loved fashion icons in New York, Iris Apfel, will launch a 13-piece jewelry line on HSN today called Rara Avis by Iris Apfel. The $20 to $180 collection is inspired by modern and vintage pieces and will be made from Lucite, metals, and beads.

To be honest, we can't believe Apfel hasn't tried her hand at design before.

“HSN has a proven track record to reproduce museum-quality jewelry and accessories at an affordable price, which allows me to bring my passion for the stylishly off-beat to the general public,” Apfel told WWD. “I have amassed an enormous collection of bags, belts, bangles and beads without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving — hopefully — a kind of throwaway chic."

As soon as we can get our hands on Rara Avis images, we'll post them for you to check out. In the meantime, click through to see some of our favorite shots of Iris Apfel's signature colorful looks, after the jump.

· Apfel's eye [WWD]