|Released 28 April 2015.|
Born in 1921, Iris received an education in art history and then went on to work in interior decorating with her husband Carl Apfel. They traveled the world to design fabrics and to purchase unique items for their clientele.
Over the decades and often while traveling, Iris purchased many unique clothing items and pieces of costume jewelry.
Because she had well-healed clients and attended socialized with the rich and famous, word got out to museums about her sense of style. Her outfits were featured in museums, and she has been a model for MAC cosmetics.
She's in high demand these days, which is a bit tricky for a nonagenarian.
Thankfully, we have access to Iris through this documentary, which runs 1 hour and 23 minute. We get a close look at her clothes, jewelry, home furnishings, work, marriage, and travels.
While it would be impractical for most women to imitate Iris--given people's limitations of money and space--I found her inspiring. She encourages me to embrace color, to accessorize, and to exhibit confidence.
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