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Iris Apfel Is the ‘New Aesthetic’ According to Dazed

Fashion

Iris Apfel Is the ‘New Aesthetic’ According to Dazed

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We can’t get enough. Iris Apfel is Dazed & Confused’s November cover girl and we love her in Comme des Garçons. Interesting that the magazine is pairing a 91-year-old sometimes referred to as the “oldest teenager” with an issue themed The New Aesthetic.

The New Aesthetic is a thing: it’s a contemporary theory of visual culture that looks at how digital technology and the Internet are infiltrating the material world and the everyday and shaping how we think.

Science-fiction author Bruce Sterling on the New Aesthetic:

The “New Aesthetic” is a native product of modern network culture. It’s from London, but it was born digital, on the Internet. The New Aesthetic is a “theory object” and a “shareable concept.” The New Aesthetic is “collectively intelligent.” It’s diffuse, crowdsourcey, and made of many small pieces loosely joined. It is rhizomatic, as the people at Rhizome would likely tell you. It’s open-sourced, and triumph-of-amateurs. It’s like its logo, a bright cluster of balloons tied to some huge, dark and lethal weight.

We hope the Dazed interview asks Iris about her Internet usage.