Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) London Fashion Week

February 25th, 2021
Author: Meredith Taylor

 

 

Dir: Lisa Immordino Vreeland | US Doc, 91′

A documentary portrait of maverick and socialite Diana Vreeland (1903-89), who through her insight, sense of style and over-riding self-belief helped to influence the world of 20th century fashion and beauty during her 50-year at the helm of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.  She “discovered” Twiggy and Lauren Bacall and hung out with the likes of Cole Porter and Cecil Beaton amongst other luminaries of the last century.  Directed by her niece and brought to life with a dazzling array of archive material and interviews with her family, former colleagues and key figures such as David Bailey, it keeps its wry perspective throughout never losing sight of the fickle and ephemeral nature of the fashion world that is all about attitude, trend-forecasting and self-promotion.  A fascinating film for fashionistas everywhere. MT.

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