Here is a snippet from an interview with Iris for London's Guardian in 2010:
Iris has been married to Carl Apfel for 63 years. They started a fabric company together in 1952, Old World Weavers creating beautiful one of a kind fabrics, they sold Old World Weavers to Stark Carpet Company in 1993.
Carl and Iris Apfel going strong at nearly 90
Iris Apfel is a gem and she might have just displaced Betty as my #1 old lady... sorry Betty!