Fashion & Beauty

Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland

The fashion exhibitionist: an insightful look at Vreeland’s iconic life. One of the legenday figures of the fashion world, Vreeland began her career at Harper’s Bazaar, where her monthly column, "Why Don’t You?," dared her readers to take control of their lives, take risks, and live dreams they didn’t even know they had. Her talented eye introduced us to the new beauties of the 1960s: Twiggy, Anjelica Huston, Marisa Berenson and Lauren Hutton. In collaboration with the twentieth century’s major photographers—Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Horst P. Horst, Bert Stern, Lord Snowdon—Vreeland paved the way for a revolutionary transformation of fashion and photography. During her leadership of Vogue, the magazine became a vehicle destined to open the eyes of people from all walks of life. The book is divided into four sections dedicated to Vreeland’s origins and her taste; to her homes and the development of her style; to the magazine years; and finally to the years spent as consultant at the Met.

About The Author

Maria Luisa Frisa is a fashion critic and the curator of the Fondazione Pitti Discovery. She is director of the graduate course in fashion design at the IUAV University in Venice. Her latest book is Italian Fashion Now (Marsilio, 2011). Judith Clark is senior research fellow and codirector of the master’s course in fashion at the London College of Fashion. She has curated major exhibitions, including Anna Piaggi: Fashion-ology (London) and Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back (Antwerp).

  • Publish Date: September 04, 2012
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Marsilio
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $50.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-317-1279-8


"This is a book for the uninitiated fashionista—if such a person exists: the well-educated fashion maven in search of an extremely well integrated study of Mrs. Vreeland’s body of work, as well as for those who might not ever have paid attention to the life and times of Diana Vreeland." ~New York Journal of Books

Author Bookshelf: Maria Luisa Frisa

Author Bookshelf: Judith Clark