First look: The new Iris Apfel documentary by Albert Maysles
From the man behind 'Grey Gardens'
Documentary legend – Albert Maysles – one half of the Albert and David Maysles filmmaking duo behind the likes of Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens, turned his lens to 93-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel for a new film.
Set to open in New York April 29, Iris explores the daily life of the intriguing character, who is known for her iconic oversized glasses and love for colour. The film reveals Apfel's impressive shopping skills, following her dedicated journey into finding every single item she owns. It also reveals her incredible clothing collection, which is all housed in expansive wardrobes in her NYC and Palm Beach homes.
"I didn't give a damn about going to the party, or being at the party – it was getting dressed for the party, and there's truth and poetry in that." – Iris Apfel
Touching moments with her centenarian husband Carl Apfel, whose momentous 100-year birthday is captured in the film, also feature. The Apfels first started to garner attention when they founded their company the Old World Weavers in the 1950s – a textile business that was hired by nine presidents for White House restorations.
Interactions with photography icon Bruce Weber, Jenna Lyons, and Kanye West also debut in the new documentary, which will sadly screen one and half months after Albert Maysles passed away on March 5 2015.
Take a look at the first official trailer below: