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Brilliant, funny, charming, imperious, Diana Vreeland—the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue—was a woman whose passion and genius for style helped define the world of high fashion for fifty years. Among her eclectic circle of friends were some of the most renowned and famous figures of the twentieth century—artists and princes, movie stars and international legends, including Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Isak Dinesen, Clark Gable, and Swifty Lazar.
Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1930s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic woman's dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England's Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev.
Vibrant with the vivid, irresistible voice that elevated every tête-à-tête and dinner party, D.V. brings this renowned and uninhibited raconteur alive, whether recalling herself as a young girl, her search for the perfect red, her piquant observations about her world, or her abhorrence for nostalgia. Like her legacy, Vreeland's story, told in her own words, is a classic to be celebrated by both loyal admirers and a new generation of culture mavens and style savants.
Diana has an unusual way of communicating her thoughts which caused a lot of re-reading to clarify.Published 22 days ago by Pallie Girl
Every page delightful, witty and transporting. Refreshing, direct-telling style.Published 27 days ago by Susan Kloman
Anyone interested in a career in fashion: this is a must read. Diana Vreeland created an empire.Published 1 month ago by Carl Lopez
It was extremely joyful learning about a beautiful and historical design personality, who imprinted her taste into the sensual works and images of her time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shammari Hook
She sure portrayed herself as character and had an amazing life. The book was more about her name dropping social experiences than what she did for the fashion industry.Published 1 month ago by Boston Annabelle
4 stars because I don't know if her stories were accurate but they were entertaining and imaginative. She knew how to use words to grab the attention of her audience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by onewritedame
I read Amanda Mackenzie's biography of DV first to get the facts right. So I approached this book by Diana Vreeland as pure entertainment. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Galina I. Norkin