BOOKS , INSPIRATION
Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman
A look back!
Rizzoli has published a new book about the former editor in chief of American Vogue, editor of Harper’s Bazaar and style icon Diana Vreeland, as edited by her grandson Alexander Vreeland. The 300-page book is focused on Diana Vreeland’s time as editor at Harper’s Bazaar for almost three decades. Bearing 12 monthly covers of the Harper’s Bazaar from that period and images that witness her creativity and vision, the book contains images shot by photographers such as Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Lillian Bassman, Martin Munkacsi and George Hoyningen-Huene.
When asked why he didn’t choose his grandmother’s life at Vogue, Alexander Vreeland replied; “The 26 years at Harper’s Bazaar were the most significant in her career, because they showed her true person and essence,” and added “Diana was a woman full of creativity, so she founded her life on ideas and imagination... she has transformed her life and led others to do the same. She is an actual woman who speaks to all the future generations, for that we defined her in the title as modern woman”