Friday, October 19, 2012

Sculpture and Diana Vreeland

"There's only one very good life, and that's the life you know you want, and you make it your self!" Diana Vreeland

The Eye Has To Travel is a documentary by Lisa Immordino Vreeland on the life and career of Diana Vreeland. Vreeland was THE first magazine fashion editor, working at Harpers Barzaar and Vogue before becoming ambassador for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

She was a visionary with an incredible eye for talent, and theatrical declarations.
"All these people invented themselves, naturally as the editor I was there to help them along!" 

Look at how hair, wigs, and garments are treated sculpturally, or how the models and artists are photographed either in exotic places or in an Avedon void where their features become sculpture.
"Push their faults. Make it the most beautiful thing about them."

"You're not supposed to give people what they want.
You're supposed to give they what they don't know what they want YET." DV

The movie is better than the trailer, we laughed throughout. It really is a history of the 20th Century through her life and through clothes.


Theresa Cheek said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

Deb said...

And we are all inventing ourselves moment by moment.

Patrick Gracewood said...

Theresa, SHE was fabulous, and lights the way for us to invent ourselves....

True, Deb, true, but most of us invent ourselves with LONG pauses between insights.