By Kenneth Richard | The Impressionist
Fashion’s own icon, Iris Apfel, knows her way in front of a camera. After all, she has been a model for Bruce Weber, featured prominently in publications as diverse as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar as well as PAPER and Dazed and Confused, and modeled for ad campaigns from Coach to this season’s Kate Spade campaign. Now the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven is getting her due on the big screen in a feature documentary film, IRIS, in theaters April 29th.
The film pairs Iris with legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles, who previously directed iconic documentaries Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. Mayles received the National Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama earlier this year and and is considered “The Best American cameraman” by Jean-Luc Godard. Fashion luminaries including Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Alexis Bittar, Jenny Lyons, Tavi Gevinson, Harold Koda, Linda Fargo, Margaret Russell, Bruce Weber and others make appearances in the film, which is a story about creativity, experimentation, and the art of dressing.
For The Impression, Iris represents the quintessential originator and influencer of high-low fashion and we will be first in line on the 29th to catch more of her goodness from the trailer below.
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Director | Albert Maysles
Producers | Laura Coxson, Rebekah Maysles, Jennifer Ash Rudick
Co-Produce | Paul Lovelace
Executive Producer | Doreen Small
Editor | Paul Lovelace
Camera | Albert Maysles, Nelson Walker III, Sean Price Williams