The Divine Miss Vreeland’s world (she just lived in it).
We love Diana Vreeland, we really do, or did. So we’re not going to diss her. A new book from Abrams celebrates her vision. It’s called “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” by Lisa Vreeland (relation), and it’s $55. It’s also really worth it. Here’s the blurb, which says it all, from the publishers:
“Called the “High Priestess of Fashion,” Diana Vreeland (1903–1989) was an American original whose impact on fashion and style was legendary. Beginning in 1936, when she became a fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Vreeland established herself as a controversial visionary with an astonishing ability to invent and discover fashion ideas, designers, personalities, and photographers. She was a memorable writer with a vivid personality and a talent for coining aphorisms. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel chronicles 50 years of international fashion and Vreeland’s rich life. With more than 350 illustrations, including original magazine spreads and many famous photographs, this intensely visual book shows fashion as it was being invented, and how Vreeland shaped American taste through her superb vision.”
Purchase the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Diana-Vreeland-Eye-Has-Travel/dp/0810997436