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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Directors
Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Frédéric Tcheng.
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Running Time
86 minutes

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
Eugoogoolising the Harper's icon


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


Review
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
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.


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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