You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes. – Diana Vreeland
She had incomparable style. She wasn’t just a fashion icon, but rather a fashion legacy. I had no idea. Lucky for me, I am currently obsessed with the documentaries on Netflix and this past weekend I stumbled upon this inspiring look at the life and career of Diana Vreeland. It is a wonderful compilation of her life, with both recorded audio and filmed interviews with DV herself. Let me just say, she was quite the storyteller!
She began her career in fashion when she opened a lingerie shop in Paris, but it wasn’t long before she moved back to New York and quickly went from a columnist to becoming the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked for twenty-five years before moving on to the editor-and-chief of Vogue. (She has been called the original Devil Wears Prada.)
Before I went to work for Harper’s Bazaar in 1936, I had been leading a wonderful life in Europe. That meant traveling, seeing beautiful places, having marvelous summers, studying and reading a great deal of the time. – Diana Vreeland
She finished her remarkable career serving as a special consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, where she transformed the historical collections into a must see event.
For over fifty years she was an influential force not only in fashion, but in publishing and culture as well. If you’re not sure what it really means to have style…watch this film!
Watch the trailer here…