Diana Vreeland (Paperback)
Harper Design, 9780062032089, 308pp.
Publication Date: April 19, 2011
"Eleanor Dwight's great achievement is. . . anuanced portrait of a twentieth-century woman, socially liberated andintellectually unfettered, a modern careerist who never shed her Edwardianproprieties, a woman in full." --Harold Koda, directorof the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Eleanor Dwightdelivers the definitive biography of Diana Vreeland, the twentieth century'smost influential fashion editor. Lavishly illustrated with exclusivephotographs and personal materials from the legendary style maker's privatecollection, and featuring a new preface from Vogue's Andre LeonTalley, Diana Vreeland is an indispensible look at a grand dame of greatcouture.
Praise For Diana Vreeland…
“Diana Vreeland was the beacon of fashion for the twentieth century. She spotted, attracted, and showcased the most talented designers, photographers, illustrators, models, and fashion icons and gave their genius a glamorous theater. This book is a beautiful tribute to her.”
-Diane Von Furstenberg
“D.V. dazzled and dazed you, laughed, sang, and prophesized in a single sentence. She was a self-made triumph of spirit, distilling all the world’s glories.... In this wonderful book, you get to sit at her knee and see how she made herself-this quintessential all-tribe American.”
“Dwight gives new richness and poignancy to a personality appreciated primarily for her epigrammatic wit, dramatic flair, and compelling style.... a nuanced portrait of a twentieth-century woman, socially liberated and intellectually unfettered, a modern careerist who never shed her Edwardian proprieties, a woman in full.”
-Harold Koda, Director, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art