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D.V. Paperback – April 19, 2011
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“This title is the best possibility to “meet” the legendary icon of American fashion. It’s not a long book, which makes it the perfect beach read this summer. Your personal style will thank you!” (The Fashion List)
From the Back Cover
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Boi was fabulous an understatement! Why can't I give this book 6 stars?!?!
This is one of the few books where I can agree with all of the fluffy praise quotes peppering the cover LOL
A simply gorgeous work, Diana Vreeland is a fabulous, fabulous woman! Such taste! Such elegance! Such style! This is a MUST READ for everyone that wants an example of a true lady!
D.V. isn't just about clothes and decorating. While admittingly not a feminist, Mrs. Vreeland is obviously an independent, determined, disciplined woman who is, if not a role model, an inspiration to all!
God, I can't even put into words the qualities of this book that are just overwhelmingly fabulous! Its like anything full of good taste (although, as Diana points out, alittle bad taste is needed sometimes, its NO taste that's truly revolting) and true elegance, it leaves one feeling better about themselves and the world around them.
Diana Vreeland was loud and sometimes vulgar, all the while being very colorful and enthusiastic. Or let's say Diana Vreeland was a lot of things, but one thing she never was: boring. High camp and quite entertaining.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DV Dianna Vreeland what a wonderful story teller. This book feels just like you are listing to the wonderful talented and interesting person face to face. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Highly amusing ,the biography 'you never knew you wanted to read'....to speak in Vreelands own voice.
A lovely and interesting daredevil story,well paced and highly inspiring
Simply the best, the amazing Diana in the way she was supposed to be perceived by contemporaries. I suppose there is not a single true story in the book but it brings glamorous and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dmitrii
Excellent book! This really gives you insight to one of the greatest minds of fashion! Must read.Published 10 months ago by Daniella
Utterly divine. Whimsical, absurd, relevant, regal, and of course, marvelous.Published 11 months ago by Ryan Belongie