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WATCH: Fashion Icon IRIS APFEL On the Creative Process of Dressing Up

05/11/2015 02:34 pm ET | Updated May 11, 2016

Ninety-three year old eccentric fashion icon Iris Apfel is the subject of Albert Maysles current documentary, Iris. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Apfel and we chatted about the challenges of staying unique in the fashion world, the creative process of dressing up and the secret to her marriage to husband Carl Apfel, whom she married in 1948 and who celebrated his 100th birthday in the film.

Unfortunately Maysles passed away in March at age 88 and was not able to see the film's release. Luckily, the unflappable Apfel - also referred to as the 'geriatric starlet' - flew to Los Angeles to promote the film, which was shot in Maysles traditional cinema verite style.