“A new dress doesn’t get you anywhere; it’s the life you’re living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later.” Diana Vreeland lived life to the fullest in each and every couture gown she wore. And as the quick-witted editor of Harper’s Bazaar and later, Vogue, she transmitted her enthusiasms for life and fashion to the world. In the award-winning Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, the fashion icon’s legacy lives on, following Vreeland’s story from Belle Epoque Paris, where she was born in 1902, through her successful career in print, to her groundbreaking exhibitions of haute couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Costume Institute. Interweaving lively interviews with Vreeland by George Plimpton and personal anecdotes from Anjelica Huston, Diane von Furstenberg, Manolo Blahnik and many others with captivating period footage, the film is just as original, colorful, and exuberant as Diana Vreeland herself. (U.S., 2011, 86m). Q&A with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland immediately following.
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