During Diana Vreeland’s fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy and Veruschka, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. She was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar where she worked for twenty-five years before becoming editor-in-chief of Vogue, followed by a remarkable stint at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, where she helped popularize its historical collections.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, a film celebrating one of the most influential fashion industry icons of the twentieth century, opens today, November 9th, at the Keystone Art Cinema.
The intimate film is an affectionate portrait of the outrageous editor, who once penned the provocative “Why don’t you?” column in Harper’s Bazaar, daring readers to do extravagant things like “Why don’t you rinse your blonde child’s hair in dead Champagne to keep its gold?” or “Why don’t you have an elk-hide trunk for the back of your car? Hermes Paris will make these.”
Due to its wonderfully charismatic subject, Diana Vreeland promises a visual feast for fashion-history buffs and anyone who adores and applauds eccentricity.
Check out the trailer below: