Pearl embroidery is a beautiful form of decorative needlework. The pearls are normally pierced. It was a popular technique in the European medieval and renaissance periods for the embellishment of elite and religious garments.
This eighty-six year old lady is the epitome of style. She wears big, bold jewelry and beautiful ornate clothing. So popular is she, that a book was written about her titled: The Irreverent Iris Apfel: Rare Bird of Fashion