When I decided to start a new reoccurring blog post called Fashion in Film, many different films came to mind. Films that are about designers, both fictional and biographical. Others films I thought of have nothing to do with the fashion industry but feature some amazing costumes. I decided to do the first Fashion in Film post on the documentary Iris.
I loved watching Iris explain her outlook on life, and fashion in the film. She is a true individual and style icon. Even if people have never heard of Iris Apfel, most people will recognise her as the mature woman with the huge black glasses wear bright red lipstick. She wears tonnes of jewellery and leans towards bright colours, interesting prints, and pieces with quirky fun touches. She is the queen of pairing high end and cheaper quirky pieces. She is a walking artwork that has been featured in museum exhibitions, and in the glossy magazines.
What I enjoyed almost as much as the fashion was seeing beneath the jewellery. You could see how much she loves life, the act of putting and outfit together and how much she loved her husband.
Watching the movie Iris made me want to be more daring in life and with my fashion choices. Thanks, Iris!
I would give the movie an 8 out of 10 even though iMBD only gave Iris a 7. I hope you watch it and feel inspired.
At the time, this article was posted the movie was available to view on Netflix.