People are Talking About . . . D.V.
When Diana Vreeland was at the helm of Vogue in the 1960s, the magazine’s “People are Talking About” column was the authority on cultural trends and noteworthy people. And these days, people are talking, and tweeting, about “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.”
“For all u fashionistas go see Diana Vreeland’s The Eye Has to Travel documentary. She modernized the fashion industry like no other!” tweeted Amber Valletta, model and star of such films as “Hitch” and “Gamer.”
“I am taking Ava to the Diana Vreeland movie tonight! Mother Daughter Fashion time!” super power publicist, New York Times bestselling author and “America’s Next Top Model” judge Kelly Cutrone informed her 166,000+ followers on Twitter.
Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” also chimed in, of course: “I went to the Angelika this morning to see the Diana Vreeland movie again. I loved it even more the second time!”
It’s not just denizens of the fashion world whose itchy twitter fingers are pounding out appraisals. “Just two straight guys going to see the Diana Vreeland documentary at the Angelika” tweeted Jake Davis, the award-winning indie film and long-form music video director. “DIANA VREELAND THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL will leave me judging my wardrobe harshly until at least 5pm” joked film critic James Madden.
“Sensational” was an adjective frequently tossed about by fashion editors and legends. “Bazaar fashion editor Diana Vreeland rarely left home before 12 and ironed her money! The doco on her life #TheEyeHasToTravel is sensational” posted Kellie Hush, the editor of Australian Harper’s BAZAAR. “Just came from ‘The Eye Has to Travel’, the new film about Diana Vreeland: sensational!” enthused the Divine Miss M, Bette Midler.
In short, the word on the street and Twitter is that Mrs. Vreeland is an eternal muse to creative people of all stripes and persuasions. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross sums it up: “Just saw #DianaVreeland documentary. WOW! So inspired.”