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.
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'You don't have to be pretty to have style.' Engrossing portrait from Albert Maysles that follows fashion icon Iris Apfel, still overtly stylish in her 90's, while providing some subtext of her history and accomplishments. Iris exists in and out of the fashion world as happy discovering worthless trinkets to accessorize with as she is with her classic collection of couture. Still sharp, self aware and humorous.
A feel-good portrait of an incredibly stylish character that forgoes the past in favour of the present. In so-doing Iris focuses on the everyday mundaneness and the continuing simplicity that all of us arrive at towards the end of a life long-lived 3 stars