Legendary documentarian Albert Maysles’ final film is an insightful portrait of fashion icon Iris Apfel 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.
“A glorious documentary fashionistas will want to study, frame by frame.” ~ Kate Muir, The Times.