At 93, recovering from the flu, Iris Apfel nonetheless brought her game face to the O Cinema Miami Beach Sunday evening for the East Coast premiere of Iris, as part of the Miami International Film Festival.
Though she arrived to the theater in a wheelchair, Apfel, in her signature owl frame glasses, chunky necklace and fur wrap, stood up to pose on the red carpet like a pro.
The part-time Palm Beach resident was soon led in to see the documentary for the first time in its entirety. Iris, which follows the fascinating nonagenarian’s life, is the last work by recently deceased filmmaker Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens).
Filming over the last year or so kept her busy.
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“I really don’t have time to shop or time to do much,” admitted the fashionista, who became a self-proclaimed geriatric starlet after the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showed her eclectic wardrobe in a 2005 exhibit.
How does the New Yorker stay so energetic?
“I can usually keep up, except I had a terrible flu the last two weeks. I’m over it but am still stuffed up and feel crummy. But I promised to come. Just tell me where to go.”
Apfel, who made her fortune in textiles and interior designing, is known for her irreverent style — think flea market fabulous with a high-end twist — but really isn’t that interested in fashion.
“Clothes don’t occupy me much,” she says.
When a visitor inquires about her interesting, rectangular necklace, she lights up: “I love black jewelry. This one is from Scandinavia. It’s wood, but fairly light. I have some antique pieces that are so heavy that I have to be assured I don’t have to stand more than seven minutes!”
Iris opens in South Florida theaters in May.
Are these two back on like Donkey Kong? One thing's for sure, Khloe Kardashian and French Montana enjoyed their time in Key West. The reality star and rapper were spotted Thursday in the always-fun vacation spot doing couple-y things like watersports and Instagramming a beautiful, possibly romantic (?) sunset.
The on-again, off-again lovers split for good, or so we thought, in December. As for Khloe, there were rumors she was going to take back her estranged husband, basketball player Lamar Odom. But this most South Florida recent vacation looks to put a kibosh on that.
For the record, Montana is rocking a much better body than in the past. The 30-year-old looked in lean, mean fighting shape in swim trunks when photographed by paparazzi. Meanwhile, Khloe, also 30, seemed to be covering up her body a lot of the time in a caftan, albeit a fashionable one.
Elle Macpherson phoned in to 610-WIOD’s First News With Jimmy Cefalo Monday morning to tell listeners she will emcee the 2015 Power of the Purse Luncheon, the Women’s Fund annual signature event, on Friday at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
“The Women’s Fund’s belief in fighting for the betterment of women and children in this community is in line with my own personal belief that equal opportunity and access to resources leads to a better quality of life for women and children,” the Aussie model said in a statement.
After 17 years of living in London, the Sports Illustrated legend admitted to Cefalo that it’s nice to be in warmer climes. “Weather changes everything,” said Macpherson, aka Mrs. Jeffrey Soffer.
To attend, visit www.womensfundmiami.org or call 305-441-0506. Seating is limited.
Wakey, wakey: Mae Whitman, of Parenthood and The Duff fame, joined thousands of women Saturday morning at the Mondrian to celebrate Aerie SWIM and the #AerieREAL message by taking the world's largest unretouched selfie shot via helicopter by photog Gray Malin. The #AerieReal movement is said to challenge “supermodel standards spark[ing a] conversation with consumers about the true meaning of beauty, because we believe the real you is sexy. No supermodels. No retouching.”