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Diana Vreeland - The Eye Has To Travel [DVD]
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 20 October 2015
As a writer of fashion fiction I was naturally drawn to this. This is a fascinating look at the life of the creative force that was Diana Vreeland. I do feel it’s a slightly romantic account of her life, but that does not lessen its impact and great interest.

We see that Diana had quite a privileged bohemian upbringing and is quite free spirited in her outlook and behaviour. Her early life was spent in London and Paris where she meets Coco Chanel who helps to develop her sense of style before her family move to America at the start of the Second World War.

Although very hardworking and with no experience she seems to drift with ease into the world of fashion journalism and takes a unique visionary approach that quickly gets her noticed and promoted. I felt she was a great romantic, everything was her take on something and this was often glamorous, exotic, expensive, glossy and as I say highly romanticised. Her creative force knew absolutely no boundaries and once ensconced at Vogue she was very demanding but had great energy and her fashion layouts while stunning, glamorous and groundbreaking were complicated and time consuming costing a fortune. Ultimately leading to her leaving Vogue.

However her visionary talent was noted and she ended up at the Metropolitan museum in New York using their extensive historical and couture collections in a new innovative story telling way, opening up a whole new world of fashion to the public. Diana was an innovator, a leader of style and never a follower of fashion. She was also a force to be reckoned with. I liked her very much.
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on 1 July 2014
I looked for it at Youtube and saw it again and then it was hard to find it. I bought it because Diana Vreeland is just such a unique, entertaining, unique person you got to see this film and enjoy her more than once. You will be flappergasted by her ideas, her style and recognize that she did in fact invent what other people copy if they are wise enough to do so and Vogue will never bee the same again with out her. I read her book and the books about her afterwards, because she was just fantastic.

She blended Fact and Fiction and invented Faction. YOU will love her if you love uniqueness and brilliance at its best.
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on 3 December 2013
This film has me enchanted and I now must watch it once a month the mind of DV was magical and her eye's saw the world as it is with all it's beauty and not hte selective criticism of the vast majority of the brain dead humans we encounter daily, She is one of 5 people throughout history I wish I could have met and known before her demise.
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on 29 January 2013
For anyone interested in Fashion history, Diana Vreeland was a legend in her time. Totally unique individual , with flair , courage and a high degree of selfishness no doubt. Worth watching. Sympathetically produced.
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on 12 March 2013
Diana Vreeland shows you where self-confidence and a divine sense of ones own eye for beauty can lead you. Matter-of-fact and with an unforgiving honesty, this is a great documentary about this fascinating woman.
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on 20 November 2016
A documentary that transcends ordinary concepts of fashion just as Diana did. Greatly enjoyed it.
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on 4 June 2013
Vreeland is one of those few people that understand the creative way of thinking. This film allows you to understand more about the person and also invites people into new ways of thinking. I felt the film is worth buying rather then just watching the ones.
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on 26 January 2015
I find it really interesting and motivating to watch how creative people think, behave and live.
Still fascinating viewing despite being from another era.
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on 31 August 2017
great
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on 24 October 2017
Very interesting documentary, would highly recommend.
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