D.V.

D.V. by Diana Vreeland 006202440X 9780062024404
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"An evening with D.V. is almost as marvelous as an evening with D.V. herself--same magic, same spontaneity and, above all, never a boring moment. --Bill Blass

Brilliant, funny, charming, imperious, Diana Vreeland--the fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue--was a woman whose passion and genius for style helped define the world of high fashion for fifty years. Among her eclectic circle of friends were some of the most renowned and famous figures of the twentieth century--artists and princes, movie stars and international legends, including Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Isak Dinesen, Clark Gable, and Swifty Lazar.

Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1930s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic womans dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, Englands Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev.

Vibrant with the vivid, irresistible voice that elevated every tte--tte and dinner party, D.V. brings this renowned and uninhibited raconteur alive, whether recalling herself as a young girl, her search for the perfect red, her piquant observations about her world, or her abhorrence for nostalgia. Like her legacy, Vreelands story, told in her own words, is a classic to be celebrated by both loyal admirers and a new generation of culture mavens and style savants.

Author: Diana Vreeland

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 208

Publisher: Ecco

Publication Date: 2011-04-19


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