Iris can see clearly now in 2020 (photo gallery)

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Looking for a target, a float rider shakes a fringed skirt at the crowd on St. Charles Avenue on Saturday during Krewe of Iris parade. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

The Krewe of Iris viewed Uptown through rose-colored glasses as over 3,000 all-female members tossed their signature, hand-decorated sunglasses from 34 floats. Founded in 1917, Iris is the oldest female Carnival krewe in New Orleans and this year celebrated the largest membership in its history. Rolling with the theme “Iris Sees 20/20,” the parade featured 37 marching units, including bands from five states and the ever popular Krewe of Rolling Elvi, Fat City Drum Corps and Amelia EarHarts. Float riders tossed plush fringe skirts, super-hero capes, king cake babies, fanny packs and paddle ball sets. John Theriot and Rebecca Russo reigned as king and queen.

Daniela Hernandez celebrates snagging a pair of hand-decorated sunglasses. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

The Krewe of Iris rolls on St. Charles Avenue on Saturday. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

Members of the Krewe of Rolling Elvi bicycle down St. Charles Avenue. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

Queen Rebecca Russo greats her subjects. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

Liam Adrian, 9, sorts through a wagon full of toys caught during the Krewe of Iris parade. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger file photo

Riders toss beads to the crowd. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

A rider tosses a stuffed toy to the revelers on St. Charles Avenue. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

A float rider launches a stuffed football into the crowd. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

Kiran Angadi, a visitor from England, shows off sunglasses she caught while wearing a pair she snagged a few years back. (Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger)

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