Watch: The Story of Diana Vreeland - Columnist And Editor Of Harper's Bazaar And Vogue
Being in the fashion industry is great - I really can say I'm loving it and being involved in the grand story that we're all writing. Aside from that, studying the history of the industry we're in is also fun. I can say I haven't known much of Ms. Vreeland as she came before my time in the industry.
I recently had a chance to watch this wonderful documentary while working and felt you would enjoy it as well. Put this on as you're working or if you have an hour and change to spare.
One of my favorite parts were her interaction with photographer David Bailey and accounts from Calvin Klein. You'll see what I mean
Who is she?
Diana Vreeland (September 29, 1903 – August 22, 1989), was a noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion. She worked for the fashion magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and as a special consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964 - Wikipedia
Here's the storyline:
For decades, Diana Vreeland was one of the leading authorities in fashion through eccentric self-taught skill and a bold stylistic audacity. This film guides you through this fashion pioneer's long career from her youth in Paris until she became a leading magazine fashion columnist and editor. In this medium, Vreeland challenged its preconceptions to present a new definition of beauty and vivaciousness where nice clothes were just the beginning for something deeper. Even when that vocation ended, Vreeland managed to gain a new museum profession to present clothing's history in her own inimitable way.
Documentary (1 hour and 26 minutes):
Here are some of my favorite quotes of hers:
“Where would fashion be without literature?”
“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”
“Lighting is everything in a color.”
“Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world.”
“Vogue always did stand for people’s lives. I mean, a new dress doesn’t get you anywhere; it’s the life you’re living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later?”