This documentary focuses on the professional life of Diana Vreeland, the legendary fashion columnist and editor, known mostly for her work with Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue magazines. The film briefly touches on her upbringing and near-immediate love of all things fashion, but quickly switches gears and gets into her decades-long work with the famed style mags. The film is insanely engrossing. And by focusing the majority of the doc on her professional life, while only spending a very short amount of time on her personal life, it is able to keep the viewer’s interest from start to finish. Most of the film is dedicated to her time with Harper’s and Vogue, but there is a good bit about her life after the magazine business, when she worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creating exhibits for the Costume Institute. Her work with the Met was astounding; she was a true visionary whose work in both print and exhibitions is still celebrated and respected today, and this film wonderfully celebrates her many contributions.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel