The eye has to travel

Diana Vreeland este o personalitate marcantă în istoria modei. Cu o carieră în modă care a durat 50 de ani, Diana a stabilit câteva trenduri emblematice ale secolului XX, a consiliat-o în materie de modă și stil pe Jackie Kennedy, a fost editor de fashion la Harper’s Bazaar timp de 25 de ani, apoi editor șef la Vogue. Nu în ultimul rând, a adus în atenția publicului colecții istorice de costume în cadrul Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.


Documentarul Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel este o călătorie superbă prin cariera editorului de fashion. Diana a fost o femeie puternică și sigură pe ea, carismatică și deșteaptă, care a văzut dinainte ceea ce urma să aibă succes. Unele secvențe mi-au rămas imediat în minte datorită sincerității lor. Las în continuare câteva citate care mi-au plăcut mult și la care cred că mă voi întoarce de multe ori pe viitor:

„I certainly didn’t learn anything in school. My education was the world.”

“The first thing to do, my love, is arrange to be born in Paris. After that, everything follows quite naturally.”

“There’s only one very good life and that’s the life that you know you want and you make it yourself.”

“I think when you’re young you should be a lot with yourself and your sufferings. Then one day you get out when the sun shines, and the rain rains, and the snow snows, and it all comes together. It came together for me in New York, during the Roaring ‘20s. I was going to make myself the most popular girl in the world.”

“But of course, the best thing about London is Paris.”

“We had just moved into the city and I was going through money like someone goes through whiskey, if you’re an alcoholic.”

“She saw me dancing at the St. Regis one night. She admired what I had on (Chanel, of course). So she offered me a job.”

“Do you know what came out of the war, George? Peace, at last. And the bikini! It was the biggest thing since the atomic bomb.”

“I believe in the dream. I think we only live through our dreams and our imagination. That’s the only reality we really ever know.”

“I once heard someone say I shall die very young. How young? I don’t know. Maybe 70, maybe 80, maybe 90… But I shall be very young.”



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