Author(s): Maria Luisa Frisa & Judith Clark
The fashion exhibitionist: an insightful look at Vreeland's iconic life. One of the legenday figures of the fashion world, Vreeland began her career at Harper's Bazaar, where her monthly column, "Why Don't You?," dared her readers to take control of their lives, take risks, and live dreams they didn't even know they had. Her talented eye introduced us to the new beauties of the 1960s: Twiggy, Anjelica Huston, Marisa Berenson and Lauren Hutton. In collaboration with the twentieth century's major photographers--Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Horst P. Horst, Bert Stern, Lord Snowdon--Vreeland paved the way for a revolutionary transformation of fashion and photography. During her leadership of Vogue, the magazine became a vehicle destined to open the eyes of people from all walks of life. The book is divided into four sections dedicated to Vreeland's origins and her taste; to her homes and the development of her style; to the magazine years; and finally to the years spent as consultant at the Met.