Diana Vreeland, The Eyes Has To Travel

Diana Vreeland: The Eyes Has To Travel

Diana Vreeland: The Eyes Has To Travel

Hi, Ive2tellu about the documentary on Diana Vreeland, the most important fashion journalist of all times.

Salut, je dois vous parler du  documentaire sur Diana Vreeland, la rédactrice de mode la plus important de tous les temps.

Thank to IED we could watch the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eyes Has To Travel in theater in Milan.

The documentary was amazing! That woman is insane and fascinating!! It’s a collection of interviews of her, her children, people who worked with her, former models (Veruschka, Penelope Tree, Lauren Hutton…), photographer such as Richard Avedon. We learn a lot of little stories about her.She had the chance to  lived during two most important decades for fashion: the 20s and the 60s. Images of 20s, flapper girls, Josephine Baker, the Beatles., Swinging London… Movies where a character was inspired by her such as : Funny Face (Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire) or Qui êtes vous Polly Magoo? 

Grâce au IED nous avons eu la chance d’assister à une projection au cinéma du documentaire Diana Vreeland: The Eyes Has To Travel

Le documentaire était magique! Cette femme est dingue et fascinante! Il s’agit d’un recueil d’entretiens d’elle, de ses enfants, des personnes qui ont travailler avec elle, d’ancien top model (Veruschka, Penelope Tree, Lauren Hutton …), photographes comme Richard Avedon. Nous apprenons beaucoup d’anecdotes. Elle a eu la chance de vivre pendant les deux décennies les plus révolutionnaire  pour la mode: les années 20 et les années 60. Des images des années folles, les garçonnes des années 1920, Joséphine Baker, les Beatles., Swinging London … Les films où un personnage a été inspiré par elle: Funny Face (Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire) ou Qui êtes Vous Polly Magoo?

Elements of biography

Diana Vreeland was born in 1903 in Paris, from an wealthy family. She had the chance to have her clothes made by Coco Chanel. she started experimenting with her look, by wearing geisha make-up, her nails were perfectly made. She had an unconventional beauty. Her flaws (big nose, black hair) were points of strength in order to make herself unique. Paris at that time was the place to be!

Eléments biographiques

Diana Vreeland est né en 1903 à Paris, d’une famille aisée. Elle a eu la chance d’avoir ses vêtements fabriqués par Coco Chanel. elle a commencé à expérimenter avec son apparence, avec le port de maquillagede geisha, ses ongles étaient parfait. Elle avait une beauté non conventionnelle. Ses défauts (grand nez, les cheveux noirs) étaient les points fort pour la rendre unique. Paris à l’époque the place to be!

Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland

She moved to New York, where she met a Mr Vreeland. They married and became an it-couple. They were hanging out with the rich and famous.

One night, she was noticed by Carmel Snow, the editor-in-chief of Harper’Bazaar. Carmel Snow was responsible of fashion magazine as they are today (not only fashion, but also lifestyle). Carmel Snow was impressed by Diana Vreeland that she offered her a job at Harper’s Bazaar.

Diana Vreeland was writing this piece of weird journalism: Why Don’t You? It’s D.V suggestion’s on fashion and lifestyle, impossible to achieve.

Elle a déménagé à New York, où elle a rencontré M. Vreeland . Ils se sont mariés et sont devenus un it-couple. Ils fréquentaient les riches et célèbres.

Une nuit, elle fut remarquée par Carmel Snow, rédactrice en chef de Harper’Bazaar. Carmel Snow était responsable du magazine de mode tel qu’ils le sont aujourd’hui (et pas seulement la mode, mais aussi mode de vie). Carmel Snow a été impressionné par Diana Vreeland et lui a offert un emploi à Harper ‘s Bazaar.

Diana Vreeland écrivait cette rubrique bizarre: Why Don’t You…?  C’etaient les  suggestions de mode et style de vie, impossible à réaliser.

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Why Don’t You…?

Why Don’t You?: ” Wash your blond child’s hair in dead champagne, as they do in France.’

She quickly became the fashion editor of the magazine. Harper’s Bazaar was the most important fashion magazine.

Elle est rapidement devenue  rédactrice en chef du magazine de mode. Harper ‘s Bazaar est le magazine de mode le plus important.

"The bikini is the biggest invention after the nuclear bomb" D.V

“The bikini is the biggest invention after the nuclear bomb” D.V

She started working with the most famous photographer such as Richard Avedon.

Elle a commencé à travailler avec les plus grands photographes comme Richard Avedon.

“You have to give the readers what they still don’t know what they want”

Diana Vreeland and Richard Avedon

Diana Vreeland and Richard Avedon

In 1959, she quit Harper’s Bazaar. She became a fashion consultant, “a personal shopper”. She used to work with Jacky Kennedy.

In 1962, she was called by Condénast. She became this editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1962 to 1971. During the 60s. She understood that the biggest revolution was in the street (Swinging London, Biba, Mary Quant…).She called this movement the youthquake, young people taking control. She started hanging out with artist like Andy Warhol, Truman Capote…
She also discovered young actress and used them as model such as: Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn.

En 1959, elle quitte Harper ‘s Bazaar. Elle est devient consultante, une sorte de “un personal shopper”. Elle a notamment conseillé Jacky Kennedy.

En 1962, elle a été appelée par CondeNast. Elle est devenue rédactrice en chef du Vogue US de 1962 à 1971, pendant les sixties! Elle a compris que la révolution était dans la rue (Swinging London, Biba, Mary Quant …). Elle a appelé ce mouvement, le “Youthquake”, les jeunes prennent le contrôle. Elle a commencé à fréquenter des artistes comme Andy Warhol, Truman Capote …
Elle a également découvert jeune actrice et de les utiliser comme model comme Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn ou  Katherine Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

But she was fired in 1971, she was too extreme for the magazine, the 70s wasn’t good for fashion and advertising was starting.

She was called by the MET in New York. They decided to create a fashion department and she became the director. The most famous exhibition was the one for Yves Saint-Laurent.

Mais elle fut licenciée en 1971, elle était trop visionnaire pour le magazine, les années 70 n’était pas bon pour la mode et la publicité à commencer à entrer dans le marché des magazine de mode.

Elle a été appelée par le MET à New York. En effet, ils avaient décidé de créer un département mode et elle en est devenue la directrice. L’exposition la plus célèbre fut celle consacrée à Yves Saint-Laurent.

Portrait Diana Vreeland

Portrait Diana Vreeland

She died in 1989 completely blind. André Leon Talley was her last assistant. The movie actually finishes with him talking. 

Elle s’éteint en 1989 complètement aveugle. André Leon Talley était son dernier assistant, d’ailleurs c’est lui qui conclut le documentaire.

“The eyes has to travel”

Diana Vreeland in her living room inspired by Orient

Diana Vreeland in her living room inspired by Orient

Hope you like it

XOXO


5 Comments on “Diana Vreeland, The Eyes Has To Travel”

  1. ronyshapira says:

    such beautiful and iconic photos, thank you for sharing!
    xx

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  3. Zoe says:

    Love this post, couldn’t get enough of the last photo, googled and found this quote from her:

    “Red is the great clarifier – bright, cleansing, revealing. It makes all colors beautiful. I can’t imagine being bored with it – it would be like becoming tired of the person you love. I wanted this apartment to be a garden – but it had to be a garden in hell.”

    – Diana Vreeland

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