Iris Apfel – The Movie! A Must See Documentary

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert 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 in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.

 „I didn’t give a damn about going to the party or being at the party. It was getting dressed for the party.“

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.”

Iris Apfel is more than an inspiring person. She not only loves, but lives fashion and shows us a courage to be what you want. There should be more people like her, to make our lives more colorful and not to serious.IRIS is screening at cinemas and on-demand via from 31st July.