To quote her famous column: Why don’t you take some time to feast your eyes with beauty watching “The eye has to travel”? a fascinating look on the life of legendary fashion editor of Bazaar (1936-1962) and Vogue (1962-1971), Diana Vreeland. The documentary released in 2012 is a deep dive into the world of Diane and the state of fashion in the last century, largely influenced by her ( Did you know that the Metropolitan museum’s annual fashion exhibition wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for her?).
A lover of extremes, her world was a profusion of colors, patterns and opinions with a charismatic personality that knew no boundaries. Flaws were celebrated, rules subverted, think of incredible locations presented through even more incredible ideas, the love of ballet to the debauched nights of studio 54, nothing surpassed her and everything was added to her magical array of references. A sartorial consultant for Jackie O, the discoverer of Twiggy… the world as you know it would never exist without Vreeland.
At les inconnus we are deeply inspired by her vibrant attitude, groundbreaking spirit, legacy and powerful outlook on life. A body of work that transcends fashion, impossibly modern and timeless at the same time, this documentary takes us on a journey and shows how being talented and fearless can bring dreams to life.
Independent, potent, bright and a firm believer of original ideas, “Diana Vreeland – The eye has to travel” is a celebration of a remarkable woman and a must-see.
Here are some of our favorite quotes by D.V:
“Style—all who have it share one thing: originality.”
“There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.”
“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.”
“Too much good taste can be boring”
“Red is the great clarifier––bright, cleansing and revealing. It makes all other colors beautiful. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red––it would be like becoming bored with the person you love.”
“Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world.”