What Iris Apfel Thinks About the Costume Institute Met Ball…

…during an interview with New York Magazine‘s blog The Cut, and in promotion of her handbag line Extinctions.

photo courtesy of Into the Gloss

The Met Gala was Monday night. Have you been?

I used to go every year, but it’s not affordable anymore. It’s totally corporate now. Oh, it’s not the same. They used to be really beautiful and fun. Now the corporations buy tables, because who can afford such a ticket? John Barrett did my hair today and said that the tickets now are $25,000 a pop. I mean, that’s a little bit insane. I’m happy for the reason that the recipient is the Costume Institute, which I’m very involved with, and I like to see them get money. But otherwise, I think it’s sort of sad.

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