Iris Apfel – The Film

Iris Apfel

Iris the film, portrays Iris Apfel the inspiring , eccentric fashion legend. Iris the film, the last documentary by Albert Maysles, portrays the 93 year old’s fabulous life

These are some of the lessons from Iris on fashion, love and life:

Key to success



Always bargain at flea markets – as she’s seen doing it best in the film. “Sorry, I’m cheap,” she tells the owner of an African clothing shop.

Plastic surgery

“Unless you have a nose like Pinocchio or have been in a fire, why mess… You might come out worse. I’ve seen few people that have come out like a Picasso.”


“Colour can raise the dead.”


“I’m not a pretty person. I don’t like pretty, so I don’t feel badly. Most of the world is not with me but I don’t care.”

Life choices

“I didn’t have children, but I never wanted children. You can’t have everything and I knew I wanted a career…”


“ I don’t have any rules because I will only be wasting them, so it’s a waste of time.”


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