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Iris Apfel Designed a Jewelry Collection for Tim Burton’s New Film & It’s Gorgeous

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Fashion icon Iris Apfel is anything but ordinary. The Jewish designer has been changing the rules and landscape of fashion for over 60 years. Clearly, she knows a thing or two. Her eclectic style also makes her the perfect person to design a new fashion line based off of Tim Burton’s new film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Her new line is aptly named “Miss Peregrine Collection.”

As a fan of Burton’s work, the 95-year-old designer was extremely excited about the collaboration and told PEOPLE how she was approached to do the collection by HSN, the home of her accessory line.

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Apfel described why this project was something she couldn’t pass up:

“The concept for the movie aligns well with my personal perspective on style and life in general. I am a big fan of Tim Burton and his work and couldn’t pass up an opportunity to be a part of a project of his that celebrates individuality.”

The film is based on the popular novel of the same name, “Miss Peregrine,” which focuses on a group of children with special and unique abilities–clearly something Apfel could relate to. She stated:

“Peculiarities should be celebrated and fostered! What’s the harm in being different? The capsule collection inspires us to celebrate our own unique sensibilities. I love creating pieces that don’t have to conform to traditional style; this collection allowed me to design in a space I enjoy most—individuality and uniqueness.”

Here’s a few more of my favorites from the collection:

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Apfel’s collection is available now at HSN and Burton’s film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” is in theaters now.

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