Diana Vreeland (July 29, 1903 in Paris, France – August 22, 1989) was a noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion. Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Fashion refers to styles of dress (but can also include cuisine literature art architecture and general comportment that are popular in a culture at any given time
She was born Diana Dalziel (pronounced Dee-ell), the eldest daughter of a British father, Frederick Young Dalziel and an American mother, Emily Key Hoffman, a socialite who was a descendant of George Washington's brother as well as a cousin of Francis Scott Key. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The United States of America —commonly referred to as the George Washington (February 22 1732 December 14 1799 served as the first President of the United States of America (1789&ndash1797 and led the Francis Scott Key ( August 1, 1779 &ndash January 11, 1843) was an American Lawyer, author and amateur Vreeland had one sister, Alexandra. She also was a distant cousin of Pauline de Rothschild. Pauline de Rothschild ( December 31, 1908 &ndash March 8, 1976) was a fashion icon and tastemaker who also was known as a writer a fashion designer
Vreeland's family emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of World War I, and moved to 15 East 77th Street in New York, where they became prominent figures in society. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous
On March 1, 1924, she married Thomas Reed Vreeland, a banker, at St. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Thomas' Church in New York, with whom she would have two sons: Thomas Reed Vreeland, Jr. , and Frederick Dalziel Vreeland. A week before her wedding, it was reported in The New York Times that her mother, Emily, had been named correspondent in the divorce proceedings of Sir Charles Ross and his second wife, Patricia. Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart Ross 9th Baronet of Balnagown Easter Ross ( 4 April 1872 &ndash 29 June 1942) was a swashbuckling The ensuing society scandal estranged Vreeland and her mother, who died in September 1928 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
After their honeymoon, the newlyweds moved to Albany, New York and raised their two sons – Thomas, Jr. Albany is the Capital of the State of New York and the County seat of Albany County. and Frederick (later U. S. ambassador to Morocco)– staying there until 1929. Morocco (المغرب "al-Maghrib" officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية is a country located in North Africa They then moved to 17 Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, London, previously the home of Wilkie Collins and Edmund Gosse. For other meanings see Regent's Park (disambiguation Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park) is one of the Royal Parks London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. William Wilkie Collins ( 8 January 1824 &ndash 23 September 1889) was an English Novelist, Playwright, and Edmund William Gosse ( September 21, 1849 &ndash May 16, 1928) was an English Poet, author and critic the son of Philip During her time in London, she danced with the Tiller Girls. The Tiller Girls were among the most popular Dance troupes of the 1900s first formed by John Tiller in Manchester, England, in 1890 Like Syrie Maugham and Elsie de Wolfe, other society women that ran their own boutiques, Diana operated a lingerie business near Berkeley Square whose clients included Wallis Simpson and Mona Williams. Syrie Maugham (née Gwendoline Maud Syrie Barnardo 10 July 1879 - 25 July 1955) was a leading British interior decorator of the 1920s and 1930s Elsie de Wolfe (also known as Lady Mendl) ( December 20, 1865 ? &ndash July 12, 1950) was a pioneering professional interior Lingerie is a term for fashionable and alluring women's Undergarments It derives from the French word linge, "washables" — as in faire le linge Wallis Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield, later Spencer, then Simpson; 19 June 1895 or 1896 &ndash 24 April 1986 was an American Mona Travis Strader Schlesinger Bush Williams von Bismarck-Schönhausen de Martini ( February 5, 1897 - July 10, 1983) was an American socialite While living in London, she lived a luxurious life. She enjoyed playing tennis with Gertrude Lawrence in Regent's Park every morning. Gertrude Lawrence (July 4 1898 - September 6 1952 was an English actress and musical comedy performer whose work spanned from the 1920s to the 1950s
She often visited Paris, where she would buy her clothes, mostly from Chanel, whom she had met in 1926. Chanel SA ʃəˈnɛɫ) is a Parisian fashion house created by Coco Chanel. She was one of fifteen American women presented to King George V and Queen Mary at Buckingham Palace on May 18, 1933. Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953 was the queen-empress consort of George V of the United Kingdom Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. Events 1152 - Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
She also befriended photographer Cecil Beaton, composer Cole Porter, art critic Sacheverell Sitwell, artist Christian Berard, and writer Evelyn Waugh. Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton ( 14 January 1904 &ndash 18 January 1980) was an English fashion and portrait Photographer Cole Albert Porter (June 9 1891 &ndash October 15 1964 was an American Composer and songwriter from Peru, Indiana. Sir Sacheverell Sitwell 6th Baronet CH ( 15 November 1897 &ndash 1 October 1988) was an English writer best known Christian Bérard (1902 &ndash 1949 also known as Bébé was a French artist Fashion Illustrator and designer. Arthur Evelyn St John Waugh (ˈiːvlɪn ˈwɔː (28 October 1903 &ndash 10 April 1966 was an English Writer, best known for such darkly humorous and Of Waugh she later recounted "I adored his books. I mean Vile Bodies – wasn't it great? He was writing about a whole society that existed in London – wonderful looking girls and wonderful fellas, some of them grew up to be somebody, some of them just didn't, but at that particular moment they were just marvellous. Vile Bodies is a 1930 novel by Evelyn Waugh satirising decadent young London society between World War I and World They were so crazy, they were rather wild – crazy as only the English can be. That's the London I walked into – it existed from I guess about 1927, 1928, right through to about 1935 -- and then it was pretty much over. "
In 1937, her husband's job brought them back to New York, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. He died in 1967.
Her publishing career began in 1936 as columnist for Harper's Bazaar. Harper's Bazaar is a well-known American Fashion Magazine, first published in 1867 Over the next 25 years she worked closely with Louise Dahl-Wolfe and became Fashion Editor for the magazine. Louise Emma Augusta Dahl ( November 19, 1895 in San Francisco, California – December 11, 1989) was a photographer known Fashion journalism is an umbrella term used to describe all aspects of published Fashion media She joined Vogue in 1963, where she was editor-in-chief until 1971, when she was fired. Vogue is a Fashion and lifestyle Magazine published in eighteen countries by Condé Nast Publications. During her tenure at the magazine she discovered Edie Sedgwick. Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick ( April 20, 1943 &ndash November 16, 1971) was an American actress Socialite
She became consultant to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1971. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City, Artist Greer Lankton created a life size portrait doll of Vreeland that is on display at the museum. Greer Lankton (1958-1996 was an American artist whose work was dedicated to creating life-like posable dolls and figures
In 1984, Vreeland wrote her autobiography, D. V.
Playwright Mark Hampton wrote a play about Vreeland called Full Gallop; it was based on Vreeland's memoirs. The play starred Hampton's co-author Mary Louise Wilson. Mary Louise Wilson (born November 12, 1932) is an American stage film and television actress
Vreeland was portrayed in the film Infamous (2006) by Juliet Stevenson. Infamous is a 2006 American Drama film written and directed by Douglas McGrath. Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson CBE (born October 30, 1956) is an English Actress. She was also portrayed in the film Factory Girl (2006) by Ileana Douglas. This article is about the film Factory Girl See Factory Girl (song for the Rolling Stones song Illeana Douglas (born July 25 1965 is an Emmy award -nominated American actress In 1957's Funny Face, the character of Maggie Prescott (as portrayed by Kay Thompson) was said to be at least partly based on Vreeland. This article is about the musical film For an unrelated 1971 CBS sitcom see Funny Face (TV series. Kay Thompson (born Catherine L Fink, November 9, 1908, St Louis, Missouri &ndash July 2, 1998, Vreeland's famous quote, "I love that pink! Pink is the navy blue of India!" certainly inspired the "Think Pink" number in the film. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Meryl Streep some what based her performance in The Devil Wears Prada off of Vreeland finding inspiration from the editor's memoir. Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an award-winning American Actress who has worked in Theatre, The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 Comedy-drama Film, a loose screen adaptation of Lauren Weisberger 's 2003
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