The High Priestess of Fashion.
“allure” is a word very few people use nowadays, but it’s something that exists. allure holds you doesn’t it? whether it’s a gaze or a glance in the street or a face in the crowd, someone sitting opposite you at lunch… you are held.
style was a standard. didn’t hurt anyone… but you gotta have style. it helps you get down the stairs. it helps you get up in the morning. it’s a way of life. without it you’re nobody. i’m not talking about lots of clothes.
now brodovitch was the tutor of all these people of harper’s bazaar of layout, and many of them had gone to his classes at night. he was a very remarkable man, he loved his white space, he loved empty pages-oh, he couldn’t stand me. i mean, i wanted, of course, to put in as much as possible. i only wanted fashion.
anyone who’s afraid and does not search and give as much as possible to the world of pleasure is a totally ignorant person. we were put here for the joy of it, for the hell of it, and it’s all here now; nothing has been taken away. it’s a question of creating it.
style: all who have it share one thing—originality.
UNDER VREELAND, VOGUE BECAME A COMBINATION OF CULTURE, ART, HAPPENINGS, AND VIBRANT FASHION. “I THINK PART OF MY SUCCESS AS AN EDITOR CAME FROM NEVER WORRYING ABOUT A FACT, A CAUSE, AN ATMOSPHERE. IT WAS ME—PROJECTING TO THE PUBLIC. THAT WAS MY JOB. I THINK I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A PERFECTLY CLEAR VIEW OF WHAT WAS POSSIBLE FOR THE PUBLIC. GIVE ‘EM WHAT THEY NEVER KNEW THEY WANTED.”
can you tell I LIVE for diana vreeland!? i mean. she’s just wonderful. hideous and marvelous. in her documentary “the eye has to travel” there was a quote about her that went something like “she was never a very beautiful woman and she was never a very wealthy woman, but she created beauty and wealth.”
all quotes from diana’s book, the eye has to travel.