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    Alexander Vreeland(Author) Polly Mellon(Author)

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An unprecedented insight into the legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland's time at the helm of Vogue, detailing her visionary leadership and exacting style through an illustrated collection of letters and memos and recollections from her colleague.

Memos tells the story of this transformation through fascinating and witty personal correspondence, many containing amendments in Vreeland's own distinctive and fantastic handwriting. This really is the perfect book for any individual looking for personal and behind-the-scenes insight in to the world of fashion publishing, and where better to begin with the legend that is Diana Vreeland!" -"Political Style" "The whip-smart mind, devil-may-care whimsy, explosive imagination and sheer fashion genius that were hers are the heart of "Memos.".. If you are a lover of fashion, you need this book. But the same is true if you love to hate fashion and its menagerie of human grotesqueries." -"New York Post" ""."..it was a delight to read...the book is a wonderful oddity..." -"SFluxe.com" "The terrain mapped in "Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years" is not a physical one. Instead, it's the landscape of the fancifully creative mind of one of the greatest fashionistas and editrices of the 20th century. Not only do we get the specifics of Vreeland's taste but there are also revealing letters and dashed-off notes from one of the most forceful personalities of the last century." -"1stDibs"""Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years" is an extraordinary compilation of more than 250 pieces of the iconic editor's personal correspondence. Her delightful, expressive language shines in the pages of this book, which includes her notes to Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Cristobal Balenciaga and Coco Chanel." -"Brides.com" ""Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years" is a serious examination of what made this genius tick on a day to day basis when it came to her work...and when it comes to her" Vogue "years, to say that the reader gets a behind the scenes look at the machinations and mechanics of how Mrs. Vreeland steered that ship is an understatement. Having read quite a few books about La Vreeland, it is safe to say that this volume provides an exceptionally personal and single-minded view that focuses on her incredibly and all-consuming views of fashion and contemporary culture. "The" "Diana Vreeland Memos" exposes the reader to Ms. Vreeland's micromanaging style at "Vogue" as well as her irreverence, her humor, her visionary ideas, her quirks, her codes, her politesse, and most of all her unique talents." -"NY Journal of Books ""This fall's must-read is "Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years."" -"Architectural Digest .".".this new collection is a must-read. She talks about various designer collections, discusses ideas with her photographers, and shares a fashion philosophy that is to die." -"Archetypes" ..".we get a peek inside the editor's method to her creativity, flights of fancy and even madness. By reading Vreeland's typewritten memos, one is given a colorful take on how fashion has evolved, on how some of the industry's most iconic images were conceived and produced...serves as a recording of fashion history from one of the icons who shaped it the most."" -Forbes" "The terrain mapped in "Diana Vreeland Memos" is not a physical one. Instead, it's the landscape of the fancifully creative mind of one of the greatest fashionistas and editrices of the 20th century." -"1st Dibs" ""Memos" is surprisingly appealing as an intimate look into the frivolity, vision and creativity of Vreeland's Vogue --Book Page'Diana Vreeland's extraordinary quarter of a century at Bazaar changed the fashion world forever. A new book , edited by her grandson, charts her remarkable legacy. '- --Harper's Bazaar, August 2015- Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman

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  • By DJ on 10 January 2015

    Brilliant, witty and a real insight to the world of D. Vreeland. Her view is unique and very honest.Brilliant, witty and a real insight to the world of D. Vreeland. Her view is unique and very honest

  • By Jonathan Gould on 30 December 2013

    Crazy insight into the crazy "Creative" industries. You don't have to mad to work there but it helps. Useful if you want to know how to save the American Coat Industry.


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