“Transformation, punch, individuality: One or all of the above are why you should wear jewellery.”
These are the wise words of New York’s sharp-witted 93-year-old style icon Iris Apfel captured by the late great documentarian Albert Maysles for his last film – IRIS.
For over 75 years she has been an influence within the fashion and interior design industry and has the largest collection to date, of couture accessories in the western world. She has made herself known with her flamboyant style, sharp wit, vibrant personality and exceptional creativity. But Maysles newest feature film portrays Iris Apfel as more than just this fashion symbol, but rather an ordinary woman whose free spirit has helped her lead an extraordinary life.
Thanks to a partnership with the Melbourne International Film Festival, we are pleased to bring IRIS to local cinema screens. As proud Melbournians, we are huge fans of the MIFF festival and love seeing every year our city’s cinemas packed to the brim with film lovers and aficionados alike.
IRIS will be screening for two nights only and we invite you to come and join us and watch one of our own personal style icons on the big screen! Tickets are now available online here. Hurry, as seats are limited and as the only fashion piece of the festival, this film is sure to sell out.
We hope to see you there!
The Elk Team x