Surely by now you’ve seen this kooky, bespectacled face around town--whether it’s gracing The Times’ style section or plastered across a Kate Spade billboard or possibly rummaging through your corner vintage shop.
At 93, Iris Apfel is New York’s reigning style queen. And the new documentary Iris does this inspirational powerhouse justice.
Directed by the late Albert Maysles (of Grey Gardens fame), the film follows Apfel’s very busy day-to-day schedule. Technically she’s “retired”--at least from her renowned fabric business with husband Carl. (Side note: Carl is the secret MVP of the whole flick.) But that doesn’t stop Apfel from making herself even more useful. There are speaking engagements, photo shoots, red carpets and parties as well as hands-on styling and design projects with the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, The Met and HSN.
And, of course, there are breaks for witty one-liners and nuggets of wisdom along the way. Want in on her secrets to style and staying happy for a century? Check out her five best pieces of advice from the film.
Now playing at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Film Forum