IRIS: THE FILM & THE SOIREE at PEM

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  • October 07, 2015 - October 07, 2015
  • Location: Peabody Essex Museum

 

Special event celebrating fashion icon Iris Apfel

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 5:30 & 8 pm

$20 MEMBERS | $25 NONMEMBERS

RESERVATIONS BY OCTOBER 2

 

On Wednesday, October 7, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a night of creativity and fashion with two screenings of Iris, a film by legendary documentarian Albert Maysles, at 5:30 pm and 8 pm.

 

PEM's screenings include a celebration of fashion icon Iris Apfel and her relationship with PEM. The subject of the museum's 2009 hit exhibition Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel, Ms. Apfel donated a significant portion of her acclaimed fashion collection to PEM in 2012. Guests are encouraged to wear Iris-inspired ensembles and join the party in the Atrium from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, between screenings, where hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

 

The New York Times says of the film, "There are few better ways right now to spend 80 minutes than to see Iris, a delightful eye-opener about life, love, statement eyeglasses, bracelets the size of tricycle tires and the art of making the grandest of entrances."

 

In the film, Harold Koda, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, notes of Iris, "she has the most remarkable collection of couture costume jewelry in the United States." To which, Iris responds that it's all about improvising, much like playing jazz. Of her late husband Carl Apfel, who died in August at the age of 100, Iris says in the film, "I figured he was cool, and he was cuddly, and he cooked Chinese, so I couldn't do any better."

 

For the film's official trailer, go here: magpictures.com/iris/

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