For lovers of fashion, Diana Vreeland was known as the 'Empress of Fashion' and a leading light in the pool of modern icons. Once Editor of Harper's Bazaar (from 1936 to 1962) and American Vogue (1962 to 1972) her personality and raw talent were mind-blowingly fabulous. Now her life and work have been cemented into a documentary film, 'Diana Vreeland: The eye Has to Travel', directed by her granddaughter, Lisa Immordino Vreeland.
She was also the inspiration for the Fashion Editor character in Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn. A real gem of a movie and one you must watch. One of my favourite quotes from this film is, '"A magazine must be like a human being. If it comes into the home it must contribute. It can't just lie around. A magazine must have...blood and brains and pizazz." I'm sure Diana would have agreed.