Diana Vreeland, noted columnist and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue who also worked for Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she was the empress of the fashion. She lived through all the great eras throughout 20 century. The infamous roaring twenties, belle époque, and the 60s.
She was always very keen about what will be in fashion and she created fashion.
I watched her documentary <Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel>
I’ve known her for not that long to be honest, because I’ve always knew who she was but never really had a chance to look up a biography or search any information or story about her. But then I found this documentary about her while I was doing a researh on Manolo Blahnik and all I knew about her back then was that she was former editor-in-chief of Vogue and that she was frequently referred as a woman who changed America.
While watching the documentary, I have learned about her life, and about her philosophy.
There are so many great things that she’ve said in this documentary but the one thing that touched me the most was the one that goes like this,
You’re not supposed to give people what they want, you supposed to give
them what they don’t know they want yet.
How brilliant is this?
She was the woman of the era without a tinge of doubt.
One more thing that shocked me was the fact that she was the inspiration of the movie <Funny Face>. I’ve seen this movie for maybe about more than thousand times but never knew who Diana Vreeland was. The story of this movie is that he this very strict editor-in-chief of the most famous magazine in America is always looking for someone who can visualize her imagination and then (of course) she discovers Audrey Hepburn and then they fly to Paris for the shooting and so on and so on.
But the important thing here is that she was a inspiration of this era. People admired and feared her simultaneously yet no one doubted her ability to foresee the beauty and trend.
After her career as a editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine she also worked at Met
ropolitan Museum in New York and opened so many successful fashion exhibitions, which again proved her as the woman who has the hand of midas. Everything she touched turned into diamonds.
Other than all these great works, she was the one who made women go out and have job and to not to be embarrassed about it because it was the time when women thought the working women as the symbol of poverty.
So many top models, even icons of that time were discovered by her. She could see what other people couldn’t and that was what made her the empress of the era and the fashion itself.
During her childhood, her mother called an ugly duckling and always compared her with her pretty younger sister. Yet that kind of childhood trauma or any other ordeals and insults that she may have encountered couldn’t get in the way of her becoming the women who represent America who, in the end, became the Empress of fashion.
For this I admire her.
For this I believe she should be celebrated and recognized by this generation and thegeneration that will come after mine.
I hope you guys could grab a chance to watch this documentary as well and hopefully be touched as much as I am right now.
Thank you for your reading and hope you have the wonderful day/night.