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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  21 September 2012 (UK)
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A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Vreeland ...
Herself (archive footage)
Richard Avedon ...
Himself (archive footage)
David Bailey ...
Herself (archive footage)
Lillian Bassman ...
Pierre Bergé ...
Cecil Beaton ...
Himself (archive footage)
June Burns Bove ...
Himself (archive footage)
Felicity Clark ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bob Colacello ...
Rae Crespin ...


For decades, Diana Vreeland was one of the leading authorities in fashion through eccentric self-taught skill and a bold stylistic audacity. This film guides you through this fashion pioneer's long career from her youth in Paris until she became a leading magazine fashion columnist and editor. In this medium, Vreeland challenged its preconceptions to present a new definition of beauty and vivaciousness where nice clothes were just the beginning for something deeper. Even when that vocation ended, Vreeland managed to gain a new museum profession to present clothing's history in her own inimitable way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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21 September 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Diana Vreeland: La mirada educada  »

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$1,004,821 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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An audacious lady who became the First Name of Fashion in "Modern Times "
9 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Her first name Diana is pronounced "Deeanna). Unsure if that was to sound better with Vreeland or was the original pronunciation. It would surprise me not one whit if she suddenly changed it because it went better - that is the audaciousness of who she was.

To view this very well done documentary is a sheer delight and an amazing time capsule of women's fashions and a very intimate and up close documentary of the woman who has had the biggest impact of anyone on the planet on women's fashions.

You will be highly entertained, laugh often at this most audacious lady who says "Live the life you know you want, make it your own". Who's statements of fact become what she terms "faction" a better story than telling it like it actually was.

It is rare to meet someone who so lived their life at full throttle. A fascinating in-depth documentary that includes conversation with Diana, those who worked with her, celebrities, musicians, etc.

You cannot help but be mesmerized and riveted. Loads of pictures, covers of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and notable people.

Her impact on fashion, photography, creating an experience on the pages of these fashion magazines that challenged, entertained and gave snippets of geography, history and knowledge to the reader was and still is unmeasurable.

I am so happy that I enjoyed the full movie experience to this bigger than life Grand Dame. A definite buy when available on DVD - but I do encourage you to see it in the theater.

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