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ABOUT DIANA VREELAND. Diana Vreeland, still recognized today as the Empress of fashion- is a style icon who forever changed the way we experience. Diana Vreeland Parfums is a fragrance collection that embodies Mrs. PRESENTING THE DV EDIT, NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON DIANAVREELAND. Diana Vreeland (September 29, – August 22, ) was a noted columnist and editor in . In Vreeland wrote her autobiography, D.V.. In she.

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She spent most of her time talking about her early life as a pampered housewife with little to no formal education. Looking for beautiful books?

She is overly concerned with being one step ahead of everyone else in fashion and revels in her differences from others.

There’s a lot of name dropping. I’ve been meaning to read this ever since seeing it referenced in To Wong Fu Thanks for Everything Julie Xiana, which is one of my favorite movies ever.

Vreeland’s family emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of World War I, and moved to 15 East 77th Street in New York, where they became prominent figures in society. This is a typical fashion book – there is brief obligatory praise of transsexuals in the s!

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is a vrseland quick read because it is written very conversationally. How to write a great review. Vreeland’s excitement and enthusiasm for whatever it is she’s talking about are evident on the page. Views Read Edit View history. She wrote as I imagine she must have spoken – everything is “too much! At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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I was burning when she was fawning over Josephine Baker, like drooling over her physical description it was kind of creepy. The Girl in the Letter: Vreeland led a charmed life in high society and has the stories to show for it. To be “popular” means the common slob has the same tastes as you – not a good thing. There are the fashion groupies who will love it just because it’s from Diana Vreeland.

The editor of vogue during the s and s was influential and worldly.

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I wanted to know how she made the transition from practically do nothing she had lots of servants- Vreeland noted, I’m paraphrasing, to my disgust that she was ddiana to work at Vreelajd because she knew how to run a house full of servants to do almost everything kind of person.

I find Vreeland to be a fascinating woman but I think she would fare better as the subject of a biography, as opposed to an autobiography. To ask other readers vreland about D. That was a jarring word to read in the middle of her cutesy story about her husband’s bootlegger in the ‘s.


One of the cover blurbs says “D. Inshe met over dinner with author Bruce Chatwin, who wrote a touching memoir of their dinner conversation in a half-page slice-of-life, entitled “At Dinner with Diana Vreeland”. Lady in the Dark — Biography of a Musicalp.

It’s Always the Husband. That segues into an uncomfortable few paragraphs all about how exotic and beautiful the black race is.

D.V. by Diana Vreeland

House of Outrageous Fortune. This felt very weird given the period of time she was discussing WWII. Interesting to note that is how she felt, though. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Hats, hats, hats, for career girls. The Swans of Fifth Avenue.

She became famous and powerful purely on the basis of her money and family. Certain phrases and attitudes are very much a reflection of the life she had and her narrow focus on fashion.

She still seems to be ahead of the fashion curve since she was going to try to bring that back in the 80’s and Dolce and Gabbana seems to think it’s a good idea to use them now on the runway. It was all very racist grandma at times.