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Fashion tips - and replacement hips - from a nonagenarian style icon: Iris reviewed

<span style="color: #333333;">There is something captivating about Albert Maysles’s documentary portrait of Iris Apfel and her mad outfits</span>

1 August 2015

9:00 AM

1 August 2015

9:00 AM

Iris

Key cities, 12A

Iris is a documentary portrait of Iris Apfel, the nonagenarian New York fashion icon. Nope, me neither, but that’s irrelevant, as all you truly need know is she is a joy, a wonder, and terrific, as is this film. It’s the final work of documentary film-maker Albert Maysles, who died last year, at 88, and although Iris obviously loves the camera, and plays to the camera, and it is often Iris doing Iris, as Iris does Iris so brilliantly, who cares? Also, you just can’t take your eyes off her.

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