Diana Vreeland was most certainly onto something when she said, “you can see and feel everything in clothes.” Since her death in 1989, the fashion world has transformed immensely and because of her deeply rooted foundation in it, she has been able to leave a lasting mark.
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL is a well overdue glimpse into the life of one of the most influential women of the 20th century. The extent of her influence on the 20th century is immeasurable as she nurtured the careers of many of the individuals who we consider icons today.
“During her fifty year reign as the ‘Empress of Fashion,’ she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie O and coined some of fashion’s most eloquent proverbs such as ‘the bikini’ is the biggest thing since the atom bomb.” And in an industry where new flaws were created on a person everyday, she sought to make each one of them beautiful.
She hung out at The Factory and Studio 54, and she lived to meld the world’s of fashion, art, music and society. By seeing things in people before they saw it themselves, and by believing in the magic of fashion, Vreeland successfully took the industry into the modern period. And for that, we are grateful.
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This documentary, director-produced by Lisa Immordino Vreeland is in theaters September 21. It perfectly captures just how much of an impact that the this legendary woman has had on culture and the world.
Here is a look at the trailer:
Second City Style met Lisa Immordino Vreeland at her booksigning in Chicago last fall. Read our interview here.