If you don’t know who Iris Apfel is, you should. Not because she is the most the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades, but because her zest for life is contagious. It is hard to even watch this trailer without smiling and wanting to know more about her.
Directed by Albert Maysles, IRIS is described as follows:
IRIS pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris’ advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.
“I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”
She loves life and doesn’t care what anything thinks. She doesn’t have rules because sh says she would only break them. She is fabulous and she is wonderful, If only we could all see life through the eyes of IRIS. Magnolia Pictures will release IRIS in New York on April 29, 2015, Los Angeles on May 1, 2015 and additional cities throughout May. Check out the trailer below.