D.V. by Diana VreelandD.V. by Diana Vreeland


byDiana Vreeland

Paperback | April 19, 2011

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“An evening with D.V. is almost as marvelous as an evening with D.V. [herself]—same magic, same spontaneity and, above all, never a boring moment.”
—Bill Blass

D.V. is the mesmerizing autobiography of one of the 20th century’s greatest fashion icons, Diana Vreeland, the one-time fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, whose incomparable style-sense, genius, and flair helped define the world of haute couture for fifty years. The incomparable D.V. proves herself a brilliant raconteur as she carries the reader along on her whirlwind life—from English palaces to the nightclubs of Paris in the 1930s to the heart of New York high society, hobnobbing with everyone who was anyone, from Queen Mary to Clark Gable to Coco Chanel.

Diana Vreeland was born in Paris on July 29, 1903. Beginning as the author of the infamous "Why Don't You . . . " column forHarper's Bazaar, Diana's immense success propelled her to fashion editor at the magazine, and she quickly became a singular authority in the fashion world. In 1962, she left to be editor-in-chief atVogue, and her ...
Title:D.V.Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.52 inPublished:April 19, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006202440X

ISBN - 13:9780062024404


Rated 4 out of 5 by from "The best thing about London is... Paris!" Diana Vreeland was a big, colorful personality, that's for sure. The style of the book is more conversational, which, given the subject, means there are a lot of tangents and it has a tendency to ramble. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it's just that the style of the book is more like a transcription of her sitting with someone and taking to them. A note to Vogue fans: the book contains very little about her time there. That was a bit disappointing because as editor, she was such a big part of shaping the magazine from 1963-1971 and was quite a visionary... until she was fired for it. Even if you're not interested at all in fashion/fashion magazines, she was an unconventional, intelligent, self-made woman who made great contributions to the art world (she came up with the concept of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), and was a mentor to a lot of artists and designers. Plus, she was just plain witty and funny!
Date published: 2017-12-04

Editorial Reviews

“This title is the best possibility to “meet” the legendary icon of American fashion. It’s not a long book, which makes it the perfect beach read this summer. Your personal style will thank you!”