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Diana Vreeland: five things you need to know about the Oscar Wilde of fashion

21 September 2012 4:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A new documentary celebrates the charismatic fashion editor who once high-kicked with the Tiller Girls and sold underwear to Wallis Simpson. Find out more with our quick catchup guide

With a documentary, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, in cinemas this week, the former American Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor – all rouged cheeks, supersized earrings and fashion bon mots – is about to be discovered by a whole new generation. For a cheat sheet, here's five things you need to know about her now.

She loved flaws

Vreeland wasn't into a rarefied untouchable beauty – she wanted to celebrate what made people unique. Barbra Streisand's nose was seen up close and personal on American Vogue, Penelope Tree's alien-like look was championed, so was Twiggy's skinny frame. From John Lennon to Jackie Kennedy, she wanted personality. Her motto could have been "it takes all sorts".

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