I was told this was an uplifting story about an indomitable spirit...but I thought she was a bit dull. Like many in the fashion industry (where I sometimes ply my trade) she's just another self-centred, apolitical social gadfly. Yeah, she's old. But people are getting older, big deal. The film didn't 'go' anywhere. We just follow her doing her thing without much revelation. Unimportant.
I love fashion and it was interesting to dip into Iris Apfel's life and clothes and see how she creates stunning outfits and a very distinctive style, colourful and fun. An inspiration although I would not dare wear such extravagant combinations and colours...
An intriguing doc about someone who dedicated their life to being original, only to have all their admirers be completely unoriginal in their own lives and admiration. I don't know, that was a pretty up my own ass sentence there. Hmm. I liked it. I was drinking a lot of bourbon too, so that may have played a part. But yeah, this woman rules.
Un filme destinado para la cultura fashion. Inevitable no relacionarla con "Grey gardens", película de la que no tiene nada que ver, salvo que es lo opuesto. Aquí la protagonista, igual de longeva, no es para nada decadente, sino todo lo contrario. Hay una vigencia de este personaje, una que incluso para estar en su gran momento de valoración. Maysles poco le interesa humanizar. Se inclina más al perfil mundano.
Retrato documental de Iris Apfel, la encarnación misma del talento, la excentricidad, estilo, y vitalidad, quien a sus 93 años, y con una carrera detrás como decoradora de interiores y experta en modas, se revela como una mujer sencilla y con los pies en la tierra.