Join us for a series of film screenings about the fascinating fashion industry introduced by fashion expert Angela Lassig, who puts modern-day haute couture and street apparel into historic perspective.
Veteran documentary maestro Albert Maysles’ "Iris" (2014) is a captivating salute to a proud flag-bearer of the vanishing quality of fashion individuality, the legendary New York clotheshorse and design darling Iris Apfel. Apfel began cultivating her extraordinary sense of personal style early on. It took the world of fashion decades to catch up, but by the 21st century, she had become an unlikely style icon, her striking look being celebrated in fashion magazines as well as exhibitions.
“What makes the sharp-as-a-tack nonagenarian Apfel such splendid company is that beneath the busy prints and multi-layered accessories is a woman who is less an eccentric than an ineffably sane, sensible commentator on her own colourful life and the world she inhabits.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Need to know:
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price.
- Doors open 2.45pm, start event 3pm.
About Angela Lassig:
Australian-born fashion expert Angela Lassig is currently working on a publication on 19th-century New Zealand dress and textiles. She has held curatorial positions at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and in 2010 published the book New Zealand Fashion Design, which celebrates New Zealand’s top contemporary fashion designers.