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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel Review

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A documentary examining the life and career of Harpers Bazaar's influential fashion editor Diana Vreeland.

★★★★

Think of fashion and Zoolander no doubt springs to mind, but as this engaging and drily funny documentary shows, this is an industry that can and does — well, sometimes — have a sense of humour about itself. Based on audio tapes made by leading fashionista Diana (pronounced DEE-anna) Vreeland as she prepared her 1984 autobiography DV, The Eye Has To Travel offers a prosaic but still persuasive portrait of a woman whose thoughts on fashion and beauty — dating back to the ’30s when she was aged 34 — still seem quite shockingly modern today.

Bursting with insights and a droll sense of the absurd side of fashion, it's a fitting tribute to one of the industry's key figures.

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