“Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel”
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is a documentary about a legend in the fashion world. Vreeland was the editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue in its glory days, and she made a path for the way people perceived fashion. The film has many cameos from people who worked with or knew Vreeland at some point during her life.
Vreeland, other than working as an editor for Bazaar and Vogue, “revolutionized” the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also advised Jackie O on her fashion style and helped her find the designer meant for her. She also helped to launch Twiggy.
The writer and director of the film is Lisa Vreeland who is married to Diana’s grandson; although she never met the “Empress of Fashion,” she understood her legend. Her goal, however, was to show Diana’s message which was “fantasy installed in our heads.”
The film covers her entire life from her upbringing to her reinvention after being fired from Vogue. It is a celebration of her achievements during her life and her amazing outlook on life, which was way ahead of anyone in the fashion business in her time. The film is an overall positive view on Vreeland’s amazing outlook on life.
The documentary releases in limited theaters on May 18, 2012. It may be one of the best looks on what the world of Diana Vreeland was like for those who have aspired to be like her.