Iris Apfel to Star in Albert Maysles’ Latest Documentary
Iris Apfel is quite the character so it was only a matter of time before the style icon became the subject of a movie. This morning we learned that Albert Maysles, who many consider to be the father of documentary film, is shooting a documentary all about Apfel; production began today. This afternoon Maysles and one of his videographers were on hand at the HSN Jewelry & Accessories preview to capture Apfel as she presented her exclusive new collection for the network.
Apfel's wardrobe was the subject of its own Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition in 2005, which was aptly titled Ravis Avis meaning “Rare Bird.” The 89-year-old creative genius and her husband Carl Apfel founded the textile firm Old World Weavers in 1950; she also worked on White House restoration and interior design projects for nine presidents. Her signature over-sized glasses and unique aesthetic earned her a spot in Coach's Fall/Winter 2008 campaign.
This is sure to be quite the entertaining fashion film as the irreverent Apfel doesn't hold back. The talented Maysles, who is 84, definitely knows how to pick his subjects! “I think this will be a very interesting project,” said Apfel. This brilliant duo isn't letting age slow 'em down.