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.
What a beautifully warm and tender portrait. Maysles' death was a great loss to cinema for the films he didn't get to make as an elderly man. Maysles understands the clarity that comes with old age, its challenges and joys reflected on a life well-lived, and we were lucky to have that voice behind the camera.