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Diana Wreeland (1903-1989)
"The idea of the Belle Époque emerged in the last half of the nineteenth century from the dream and the reality of the grandiose plans of Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann for the transformation of Paris.
Paris was the center of the action. No city has ever been so well arranged to receive the world and, indeed, it did. Czars, emperors, kings, maharajahs, and princes; the gratin and the nouveaux riches; heiresses and Middle European bankers; anarchists and apachesall the world rubbed shoulders and filed in and out of this splendid and glorious city. "The City of Light"the dappled shadows of chestnut trees on the broad boulevards and seemingly endless avenuessplendid horses, shining and glamorous, with their owners sitting in exquisite carriages displaying audacious faces and pretty parasolsoutdoor cafés and lovely restaurants surrounded by forests in the Bois de Boulogne"the Bois" where children were taken for tea dressed in lace and velvet and where famous demi-mondaines, pretty cocottes, grandes dames, and the rich men who maintained them flocked in the evening amid the splendor of perfumed furs, long gloves, and huge hats. Remember that this was the time when women first dined in restaurants and, as they were in public, they always wore hats. So much was happening.
The Belle Époque catalogue accompanied a 1982 exhibition of the same name mounted by The Costume Institute at The Metropoiltan Museum of Art. The catalogue includes an essay by Philippe Jullian and illustrations selected by Diana Vreeland. [This book was originally published in 1982 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.](Förlagsinfo)
Memos. The Vogue Years av Diana Vreeland, Alexander (EDT) Vreeland, Diana Vreeland 2013, Engelska
"An unprecedented insight into the legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland's time at the helm of Vogue, detailing her visionary leadership and exacting style through an illustrated collection of letters and memos and recollections from her colleague.” Bookdata
D.V. av Diana Vreeland, George Plimpton, Christopher Hemphill 2011, Engelska
"Brilliant, funny, charming, imperious, Diana Vreeland--the fashion editor of Harper's 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 woman's dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England's Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev.
Vibrant with the vivid, irresistible voice that elevated every tete-a-tete 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, Vreeland's 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.” (Förlagsinfo)
Allure av Diana Vreeland, Christopher (CON) Hemphill, Marc (FRW) Jacobs Engelska, 2010
"In the 1980s, urged on by none other than her editor Jackie O, legendary fashion maven Diana Vreeland authored a classic volume on what defines the quality of allure.
Now "Allure" is back in print in a sumptuous and accessible new edition, with a new foreword by luminary fashion designer Marc Jacobs. With her famous knack for turning a phrase, and an astonishing array of fashion, celebrity, and fine art photographs, Vreeland presents her inimitable point of view for a whole new generation of fashionistas.” (Förlagsinfo)