Iris and I became the best of friends the moment we met. I once asked if she and Carl could adopt me—they said, “Sure, you’d fit in perfectly with our lifestyle." We never made it legal because we trusted each other—the way people used to shake hands on something and mean it. Congratulations on your new book, “Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon."
I was so fortunate to photograph and get to know Hubert de Givenchy. I always called him “Monsieur,” even though he’d sign his letters “Hubert.” He was so handsome and so kind. All his admirers will agree with me—the world today will be less elegant without him.