Most people outside the fashion industry first met Iris Apfel 10 years ago, as the Rara Avis—the rare bird whose 2005 exhibition of clothing and jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum changed the way we look at style for the better. She was 84 years old at the time, a phoenix or a bird of paradise whose gloriously…
"You don't see me as I see myself, but you're very good what you do see me as... I see myself as a little girl and all that. [My mother] sees me as a baby and I see myself as some kind of a little girl," says Little Edie as she, three-quarters of the way through Grey Gardens, talks with the Maysles brothers and…
Renowned documentarian Albert Maysles, whose works include Salesman and the Rolling Stones doc Gimme Shelter, passed away Thursday night at 88. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his most famous documentary Grey Gardens, a strange and intimate look inside the lives of famed eccentrics Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale…
New research about elder care providers proves the old adage true: A son is a son till he takes a wife, a daughter's a daughter the rest of her life.
Fellow ladies with dualistic tendencies and very changeable and unpredictable natures, it looks as if we finally have our summer plans. Grey Gardens, the East Hamptons estate once occupied by the legendary and eccentric mother-daughter duo Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie) is…
Does Flight of the Conchords stand a chance for Outstanding Comedy Series? Does anything stand a chance against Mad Men and 30 Rock? Let's watch, as Doogie hosts.
This week's multimedia compilation of pop culture crap features farts, F bombs, our friend Moe Tkacik, and a soap opera's homage to Grey Gardens, among things.
Last week, The New York Times posted a slide show of the interior of Grey Gardens, photographed in 1979, just after it was sold. We've captioned them with Edie-isms, LOL style.
Just in time for Mother's Day (May 10): Stories of madness, control, and thwarted ambition. She'll love it!
Grey Gardens, which premiered at New York's Ziegfeld Theater, may not have brought out as many skirt headwraps and trouser dresses as we hoped, but the glamour was almost gorgeous enough to overcome the disappointment.
Us created a mock-up cover — featuring Big and Little Edie — as a promo for Grey Gardens to appear along this week's issue. We thought we could do a better job, so we did.
In these behind-the-scenes clips, writer/director Michael Sucsy discusses his extensive research (which included reading Little Edie's journals), and the Beales' descendants fondly remember the Edies. More on costume and production design, after the jump.