As I mentioned yesterday, I am making a commitment to voraciously work my way through my collection of books this summer and in the meantime wanted to share some of my favorite reads from the past. Hands down my favorite type of book is the biography/autobiography. My favorite subject matter is creative people from the 20th century who may have been viewed as mad or eccentric, but in todays view rank as misunderstood, ahead of their time, and pure, simple genius. I enjoy shopping for hardbac
Diana Vreeland by George Hoyningen-Huene, circa 1939.
Diana Vreeland created the concept of the fashion editor. She joined Harper’s Bazaar in 1936 and remained there for 25 years and the images she created are the most referenced in fashion history. She had a hand in everything, and everything she touched she revolutionised.
Diana Vreeland's desk at Vogue. Her walls of imagination and possibly waiting for her peanut butter sandwich for lunch.