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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 Vreeland was a fashion icon who literally changed the way that fashion was done.
Putting all veracity aside, D.V.'s tales (some quite tall) will grab you firmly by the head and send it into one delicious spin!
The book is simply enchanting and pulls you in immediately until you finish reading it.
I'm in the middle of reading, it, but I can see it's going to be a pleasure.Published 2 months ago by Leana Aymoré Jacob
This book is a great read for anyone who loves fashion. Ms. Vreeland is worldly, sophisticated and a wonderful story
Teller. I could not put it down. Read more
She is known as a fashion icon but her character and love of life is what interests me the most. Beautifully written she speaks directly to you as if you are both having lunch. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shauna Vartanian
I didn't get very far into this book before I stopped reading it. It's so chaotic and all over the place plus it's boring. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Eis
They don't make them like this any more. She speaks to the author and tells fabulous tales of her life. Not a life anyone now has. She does leave out the bad parts. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shirley Sacks
I deleted this from my Kindle after trying two VERY horrible, tedious chapters. It must be the subject's "voice" that is so annoying - yuck!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer