04 PM | 19 Jun

Iris Apfel -“you have to be interested to be interesting” #IRIS #MIFF [#geekgirl]

IRIS the documentary will be shown at this year’s #MIFF festival  (30 July – 16 Auguest).

While doing some research, I stumbled across this YouTube video of Iris Apfel (at the tender age of 91); and Deborah Lloyd talking with Nadja Swarovski about the secret to style and creativity.

I’m so looking forward to another doco by Albert Maysles about IRIS.

Variety calls it…“A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age.” 

At 93 years of age, New York fashion icon Iris Apfel is as flamboyant and inventive as ever; her humour and intelligence as undiminished by time as her talent for reappropriating old garments and found objects into eccentric, eye-catching designs.

The last full film of acclaimed documentarian Albert Maysles – one half of the brotherly duo behind Grey Gardens andGimme Shelter (MIFF 2001) – Iris is an engrossing character study of a woman (and her loving husband, Carl) who has been both the subject of a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition and a shrewd entrepreneur whose interior decoration advice was sought by nine presidents of the United States. Iris is a candid, affectionate insight into the mind of a fascinating individual, and a rare treat for fashion lovers.

“Maysles does a wonderful job of providing context on top of character moments … a rich and endearing entry into [his] already complete and accomplished career.” – Criterion Cast

Editor’s note: I do wish she wouldn’t wear fur!

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