Work / Film

Film: The majestic Iris Apfel dresses up in honour of Tate Modern’s Matisse show

I didn’t know anything about Iris Apfel until I started working at It’s Nice That, and now what I know about her can be reduced to a few words; she’s really bloody cool! In fact she’s so cool that Tate Modern invited her to offer some thoughts on their blockbuster 2014 show Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs in a short film. In it Iris chooses a series of unsurprisingly glamorous outfits that have been inspired by her favourite pieces in the exhibition. There’s a Dior cape that’s, “as heavy as a horse blanket,” some early Gianni Versace, “that kind of just goes doesn’t it?” and other garments that Iris declares are, “so Matisse-y!” In conclusion; “I guess everybody who worked with colour was influenced by our friend. Mr Matisse certainly knows how to carve through colour!”

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Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse

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Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse

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Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse

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Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse

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Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse

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Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse

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Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse