yesterday i saw the documentary diana vreeland- the eye has to travel. brilliant, divine, fabulous and entertaining- wow, was she something special! there is also a book by the same name written by her grandson’s wife lisa immordino vreeland. you have to see the film and you must get the book!
i did a post a while back on mrs. vreeland, why not share it again? this time for sunday book club! enjoy!
what’s the definition of chic? diana vreeland! This woman had such style, reeked with it, along with an abundance of elegance, personality and sophistication. she had a uniform, a distint hair-do, always accessorized, more important- she had a point of view! i especially love the images of her when she was younger wearing wide leg trousers, stripe boat-necks, white woven’s, capri sandals, sweaters thrown over her shoulders, red nails, slicked back hair, cigarette in hand. chic never goes out of style!
this woman had quite a career in fashion. mrs. vreeland started her career at harpers bazaar, she was there for a staggering 26 years, then went to vogue as editor-and-chief from 1963-1971. parted ways then joined the costume institute of metropolitan museum of art as a special consultant.
this woman loved red, her signature color. not a surprise when you see her home that was designed by billy baldwin. mr baldwin found the perfect colefax and fowler blood red chintz and used the fabric on everything. mrs. vreeland found red bright and revealing, i find it absolutely chic!
this weeks posts on my favorite woman is my version of “chic degrees of separation”. chic connections- diana vreeland discovered marisa berenson at the age of 16. jackie onassis was mrs.vreelands editor for her book allure in 1980, just re-printed this past year. lastly, carine roitfeld , not sure if she and mrs. vreeland ever met, even if they haven’t, she has followed a very similar career path in fashion. this was not planned, truly it was a discovery as i researched for this post. chic meant to be!
this woman, the absolutely alluring diana vreeland- chic defined, and it never goes out of style!