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Iris Apfel documentary


If there is an inspiring woman on the planet after age of 90 – it definitely is Iris Apfel – American business woman, interior designer and fashion icon. Very soon a documentary by Albert Maysles starring Iris opens in New York on April 29. I am very excited an hopefully it will be a material worth watching, as it promises to reveal Apfel’s shopping habbits, look inside her clothing and jewellery collection (double-height clothing racks filled with clothes in her New York apartment), see behind the scenes of her fashion shoot for Dazed & Confused few years ago, to see her interact with husband AND Kanye West.


Well let’s wait and see, but here are some quotes by Iris and a teaser trailer:

“To have style, you have to know who you are.”

“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.”

“When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like everyone else.”

“If your hair is done properly and you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything.”

“I had a big decorating business, and we used to go to Paris twice a year. We got to a point where my husband said, ‘We don’t have any more room; you can’t go to the flea market.’ So I thought, I’ll go, but I won’t buy furniture; I’ll buy jewelry.”

“You have to look in the mirror and see yourself. If it feels good, then I know it’s for me. I don’t dress to be stared at, I dress for myself.”

“These are things I love, things I’ve worn. I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they’re kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit.”

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