One of the most influential figures within fashion, Diana Vreeland led a life envied by most. A columnist at Harper’s Bazaar, editor-in-chief at Vogue and a consultant for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mrs. Vreeland was
(and still is) a feared and adored cultural icon.
Her life took her from Belle Epoque Paris to Studio 54, with personal friendships ranging from Coco Chanel and Wallis Simpson to Andy Warhol and Jack Nicholson. With her keen eye and undying passion for beauty, Vreeland propelled the pages of
Vogue into the future, shaping the magazine into the dominant publication that it is today. Vreeland also had
an infallible feel for The Next Big thing, discovering an endless succession of models and actresses
with Twiggy and Lauren Bacall among the few.
Vreeland’s personal style was a striking variation of the classics – her immaculate bob, voluminous silhouettes, ladylike pearls and deep red nail varnish.
“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.”
– Diana Vreeland