A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.
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Diana Vreeland Diana Vreeland ... Self (archive footage)
Richard Avedon ... Self (archive footage)
David Bailey ... Self
Lauren Bacall ... Self (archive footage)
Lillian Bassman Lillian Bassman ... Self
Marisa Berenson ... Self
Pierre Bergé Pierre Bergé ... Self
Cecil Beaton ... Self (archive footage)
Manolo Blahnik ... Self
June Burns Bove June Burns Bove ... Self
Dick Cavett ... Self (archive footage)
Felicity Clark Felicity Clark ... Self
Truman Capote ... Self (archive footage)
Bob Colacello ... Self
Rae Crespin Rae Crespin ... Self
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for some nude images | See all certifications »
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References Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) See more »

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enjoyable but annoying
17 November 2015 | by BayboodlesauntieSee all my reviews

Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel, was an interesting film but a few jarring issues made it hard for me to really enjoy it. Firstly, the decision by the film maker (who I assume is a relative of the subject) to leave unchallenged Ms Vreeland's assertion that she was "not rich". How can anyone how has their clothes tailor-made by Coco Chanel be anything else! Not rich compared to whom, the Vanderbilts? Also the decision not to name any of the talking heads was infuriating. I note one of the other reviewers claims that the child reading from a magazine column was a grandchild of the subject. How did they know that? The print I saw did not identify a single soul. Finally, several of these nameless heads spoke in languages other than English, and none of what they said was translated. Mystifying! Maybe I saw a dodgy version, and all the captions and subtitles left off... Or maybe I am too much of a pleb to be included in the target audience for this film (who are trilingual and have an intimate inside knowledge of the fashion industry and an encyclopeadic knowledge of the physical appearance of dozens of designers, photographers, models and, I assume, hangers on of the fashion world). Bah humbug.


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USA

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English | French | Italian

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,700, 23 September 2012

Gross USA:

$1,017,579

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,721,472
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Dolby Digital

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