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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

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Called the “High Priestess of Fashion,” Diana Vreeland (1903–1989) was an American original whose impact on fashion and style was legendary. Beginning in 1936, when she became a fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Vreeland established herself as a controversial visionary with an astonishing ability to invent and discover fashion ideas, designers, personalities, and photogra ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
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Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent coffee book that goes along with the documentary of the same name. I can not get enough of Diana Vreeland and her amazing life. The pictures in this book reflect her times at Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. A great nostalgic look at some of her most famous fashion spreads. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves fashion history. I truly believe that Vreeland understood the ridiculousness and sublime aspect of the fashion world without ever taking it serious.
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
For those new to the story of Diana Vreeland, this is a great way in. It's not a full bio, just a reflection on her years working for Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and the Met Costume Institute with tons of photos. Basically an overview of her years working in visual design and inventing the job of magazine editor. It's one-sided as hell but that's OK for a book of this type.
Danie P.
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A lovely (mainly pictorial) tribute to Diana Vreeland. The large format makes it difficult to read on the go, but it is the only way to give justice to the photos.
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This coffee table book contains three entertaining essays followed by two hundred pages of photo of Diana and photos from the magazines she edited as well as photos from the shows she staged for the costume department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. The photos are spectacular. The book is well worth the time spent perusing it.
Sheila Garry
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Watched a dvd on Peggy Guggenheim that mentioned this book.

Both fed my need for inspiration.

Diana Vreeland was the editor of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. She then became a leading force at the metropolitan Museum of Art.

This book chronicles 50 years of fashion, with an eye to inspiration and creativity.

A strong woman who was ahead of her time. Quite a role model.
Patricia Torres-Burd
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mary Karpel-Jergic
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, biography, fashion
A large book with a generous amount of photographs which go a long way in presenting the expansive nature of Diana Vreeland. Clearly a major figure in the fashion industry her influence can be traced over her passions and interests in individuals, objects and places. The accompanying text is just enough to furnish the background necessary to appreciate the lovely photographs. A remarkable woman.
Nov 09, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked reading about her business career and how she grew as a bossy creative person.
So much to know, so little time!
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Pretty inspiring.
Michelle Meeks
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. Great tribute to Ms. Vreeland.
Feb 02, 2013 added it
The title is the best part, unless you love Fashion shoots circa the 70's.
Lisa White
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Diana Vreeland is such a fascinating character. I enjoyed traveling through the decades with her. A well written book.
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this after loving the documentary. I don't think it adds anything if you've already seen the documentary unless you absolutely need to know everything about Diana Vreeland.
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Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Great coffee table book. But D.V. is a much better story.
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