Thursday, November 15, 2012

Diana Vreeland, The eye has to travel…

 
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In the Spring of this year The Diana Vreeland Estate and The Museo Fortuny put together an extraordinary exhibition: "Diana Vreeland After Diana Vreeland"  in Venice,  part of Lisa Immordino Vreeland's  project titled Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
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Vreeland was the icon of high fashion for fifty years, how not to be still intrigued by her personality?
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A film was recently released about this  legendary figure, and it was considered by the critique as “a visually and aurally innovative documentary (…) The filmmakers have used a range of techniques in the service of a central aim: to connect audiences with the essence of this unique woman who reflected her times.”

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Lisa Immordino Vreeland authored a large format book about the legend of her grandmother-in-law and Vogue Italia has a great interview of the author, if you like to listen just click HERE (no fear…it is in English)

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Vreeland at work

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Harper Collins  published not long ago “D.V.”  a (as seen on their website) “mesmerizing autobiography of one of the 20th century’s greatest fashion icons, Diana Vreeland, the one-time fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, whose incomparable style-sense, genius, and flair helped define the world of haute couture for fifty years. The incomparable D.V. proves herself a brilliant raconteur as she carries the reader along on her whirlwind life—from English palaces to the nightclubs of Paris in the 1930s to the heart of New York high society, hobnobbing with everyone who was anyone, from Queen Mary to Clark Gable to Coco Chanel”.

One of many famous quotes by Vreeland was: “You’re not supposed to give people what they want; you’re supposed to give people what they don’t know they want yet.” Another quote was: “Exaggeration is the only reality” and she certainly lived by it!
To see more images and read more go to Diana Vreeland’s website clicking HERE
Portraits of D.V. by George Hoyningen-Huene,  Jonathan Becker, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Rowland Scherman

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6 comments:

peggy braswell said...

Love her + saw a play in NY about her life called Full Gallop years ago. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Jewel Yet to Find said...

Dear Albarossa, I miss you blog as you've posted only now and then lately.
I found about documentary via http://afemmeduncertainage.blogspot.ca/2012/11/diana-vreeland-eye-has-to-travel.html and went to see it. It has a very limited running in down town Toronto. The doc is masterfully made with a great deal of affection, I enjoyed it very much.
DV is an extraordinary personality, undying source of aphorisms and the best witty performer (of) herself.
Thank you.
Natalie
http://jewelyettofind.blogspot.ca

mary said...

Hi Albarosa, Good to see that you have ned to us! I adore anything on DV--she was an amazing women.
Have a super week-end.
Mary

Karen Albert said...

DV such a fascinating woman, intriguing and way ahead of her time. I have her autobiography DV.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

thelittlereddiary.com said...

Love the DV post. I read your "The Italian Way" I am so excited to follow you and see how the Italians do it...

- The Keeper of The Little Red Diary
American with a Very old latin maiden name- Valerius!

Italian corner said...


you have great ideas and fantastic blog

 
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