CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, but what about the Soul?

Having endured **The Devil Wears Prada** and the Anna Wintour BioPic **The September Issue,** one can grow weary of the narcissistic self absorption of the fashion merchandising industry. Then the documentary **Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel" is released, revealing what a joke the fashion merchandising industry really is.

With an archive interviews conducted by George Plympton, this documentary features the "Forrest Gump" of fashion design, Diana Vreeland. Born in Paris, Diana and her sister witness the coronation of Britain's King George V. The family moves to Colorado and Diana befriends former cowboy and carnival huckster, Buffalo Bill Cody. As a teenager during the Roaring Twenties, Diana parties with Josephine Baker, returns to Europe and finds Adolph Hitler's moustache amusing.

Given her personal contacts with the hoi poloi, Diana gets a job writing for "Harper's Bazaaare," before transitioning to "Vogue" in the early 1960s. Eventually Vreeland was named consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, cementing her image as a Manhattan elitist.

Given the footage that is revealed and her place in reporting current events, **Diana Vreeland The Eye has to Travel** provides an entertaining history lesson of the 20th Century.
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