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Iris Apfel, 90, To Star In Albert Maysles Documentary

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 08/25/2011 4:03 pm Updated: 10/25/2011 5:12 am

We've admired the quirky personal style of self-described "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel for a long time.

Now the New York Times has some exciting news: the inimitable 90-year-old fashion doyenne is the subject of an upcoming documentary by none other than Albert Maysles, who created one of our all-time favorite films, "Grey Gardens." (In fact, every morning finds us pondering the "best costume for the day.")

Bradley Kaplan, Maysles Films' president of products, tells the Times, "She's wonderfully strong-willed, opinionated and single-minded. She's not a waffler." (Indeed -- waffling has always been one of our biggest pet peeves.)

Kaplan also make a particularly awesome point, concerning Apfel's owl-framed specs, stating that her glasses "have in effect become a metaphor for her eyes, and through them we've found another way of looking at our own world."

Apfel's eccentric wardrobe was previously documented by lensman Eric Boman in "Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel" and, of course, she proved a scene-stealer in "Bill Cunningham New York" this past spring.

Despite the efforts of bloggers like Advanced Style's Ari Seth Cohen to chronicle the dame's sartorial proclivities, opportunities to take the style spotlight are not lost on Apfel. "When will the likes of me ever get a chance to be photographed by the likes of Bruce Weber?" she recalls asking when invited to pose for Vogue Italia in 2007, "If I have to kill myself, I'll do that shoot."

Read the whole Times piece here.

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