Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel
  • 2011
  • USA
  • 1h 17min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
  • Cast: Diana Vreeland
  • UK release: 21 September 2012

Documentary about legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, who while working at Harper's Bazaar and Vogue brought ingenuity to the mid-20th century fashion industry with her bold and creative shoots. Mature and thoughtful but not sugar-coated, it presents her as eccentric and visionary but emotionally distanced from those close to her.

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The life of the notorious High Empress of Fashion, Diana Vreeland, is brought to the screen for the first time in this touching documentary. As writer and editor for both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and consultant for the Costume Institute of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, this impressive woman, one of 20th century fashion's most iconic tastemakers, helped set the gold standard in style. Told through archive interviews with Vreeland herself, interwoven with prominent fashion figures discussing Vreeland's influence on their work and the industry today, Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel provides an exhilarating look into the life and times of this fashion legend. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Fashion in Film.

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Lisa Immordino Vreeland, director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Must Travel - profile

18 Sep 2012

The filmmaker is the granddaughter-in-law of the legendary fashionista

Background Despite never meeting her grandmother-in-law, the fashion icon Diana Vreeland, Lisa Immordino Vreeland has dedicated the past few years to documenting the story of this influential editor. Having previously worked in the fashion industry as a…

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

13 Sep 20123 stars

Thoughtful documenary about the influential fashion editor

Before Anna Wintour there was Diana Vreeland. The fearsome fashion editor, who worked at Harper's Bazaar in the 40s and 50s and Vogue during the 60s, was an eccentric and influential figure who brought ingenuity to the fashion world through her bold and…

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