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No name in the world of fashion has inspired greater admiration or greater fear than that of Diana Vreeland, eccentrically glamorous, tough, imperious and long-lived editor of "Harper Bazaar" and "Vogue," then the groundbreaking consultant for the Met's Costume Institute until her 1989 death. Dubbed "the empress of fashion," she had brains and charisma in equal measure, as evidenced by this deliciously detailed chronicle of her transition from a Belle Époque ugly duckling to the sleek self-made arbiter of international style. Interviews run the gamut of fashions greats, from Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, and Manolo Blahnik to supermodels and photographers. And now, you can get the luscious backstory--what happened behind the scenes.
The Gene Siskel Film Center will be showing Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, a documentary which centers around her extraordinary career. Playing seven shows January 18 through January 24 for $13.25.
· Gene Siskel Film Center [Official Site]