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Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years Hardcover – October 15, 2013
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“Memos tells the story of this transformation through fascinating and witty personal correspondence, many containing amendments in Vreeland's own distinctive and fantastic handwriting. This really is the perfect book for any individual looking for personal and behind-the-scenes insight in to the world of fashion publishing, and where better to begin with the legend that is Diana Vreeland!” -Political Style
"The whip-smart mind, devil-may-care whimsy, explosive imagination and sheer fashion genius that were hers are the heart of Memos... If you are a lover of fashion, you need this book. But the same is true if you love to hate fashion and its menagerie of human grotesqueries." -New York Post
"...it was a delight to read...the book is a wonderful oddity…" -SFluxe.com
"The terrain mapped in Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years is not a physical one. Instead, it's the landscape of the fancifully creative mind of one of the greatest fashionistas and editrices of the 20th century. Not only do we get the specifics of Vreeland's taste-- but there are also revealing letters and dashed-off notes from one of the most forceful personalities of the last century." -1stDibs
"Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years is an extraordinary compilation of more than 250 pieces of the iconic editor's personal correspondence. Her delightful, expressive language shines in the pages of this book, which includes her notes to Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Cristobal Balenciaga and Coco Chanel." -Brides.com
“Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years is a serious examination of what made this genius tick on a day to day basis when it came to her work…and when it comes to her Vogue years, to say that the reader gets a behind the scenes look at the machinations and mechanics of how Mrs. Vreeland steered that ship is an understatement. Having read quite a few books about La Vreeland, it is safe to say that this volume provides an exceptionally personal and single-minded view that focuses on her incredibly and all-consuming views of fashion and contemporary culture. The Diana Vreeland Memos exposes the reader to Ms. Vreeland’s micromanaging style at Vogue as well as her irreverence, her humor, her visionary ideas, her quirks, her codes, her politesse, and most of all her unique talents.” -NY Journal of Books
“This fall’s must-read is Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years.” -Architectural Digest
“…this new collection is a must-read. She talks about various designer collections, discusses ideas with her photographers, and shares a fashion philosophy that is to die.” -Archetypes
"...we get a peek inside the editor's method to her creativity, flights of fancy and even madness. By reading Vreeland's typewritten memos, one is given a colorful take on how fashion has evolved, on how some of the industry's most iconic images were conceived and produced...serves as a recording of fashion history from one of the icons who shaped it the most." -Forbes
“The terrain mapped in Diana Vreeland Memos is not a physical one. Instead, it’s the landscape of the fancifully creative mind of one of the greatest fashionistas and editrices of the 20th century.” -1st Dibs
“Memos is surprisingly appealing as an intimate look into the frivolity, vision and creativity of Vreeland’s Vogue.” –Book Page
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Top Customer Reviews
The only caveat was the physical construction of the book-it started to warp after a week or so and now looks a little funky and cover doesn't close. Hence the 4 stars-but a 5 for content.
A great gift and coffee table piece to peruse here and there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My wife who worked in Fashion Retail in Management for over 25 years....loved it!Published 7 months ago by Harry Kasanow
Love the book, yet the cover is bending in a weird way. But it was a great experience. I'm buying it many more times. :)Published 16 months ago by Cordero
I'm not sure what I was expecting in the book; however, I enjoyed having a window into Diana Vreeland's life.l The seller was excellent.Published on March 12, 2014 by Cheryl Mueller