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"An evening with D.V. is almost as marvelous as an evening with D.V. [herself]--same magic, same spontaneity and, above all, never a boring moment." --Bill Blass D.V. is the mesmerizing autobiography of one of the 20th century's greatest fashion icons, Diana Vreeland, the one-time fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue, whose incomparable style-sense, genius, and flair helped define the world of haute couture for fifty years. The incomparable D.V. proves herself a brilliant raconteur as she carries the reader along on her whirlwind life--from English palaces to the nightclubs of Paris in the 1930s to the heart of New York high society, hobnobbing with everyone who was anyone, from Queen Mary to Clark Gable to Coco Chanel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 195 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 006202440X
  • 9780062024404
  • 30,040

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"Gem of an autobiography... The book is filled with dazzling stories of style, society and success. Plus, poignant life lessons we can all learn from--even if most of us aren't decked out in Prada."--Real Simpleshow more

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Brilliant, funny, charming, imperious, Diana Vreeland--the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue--was a woman whose passion and genius for style helped define the world of high fashion for fifty years. Among her eclectic circle of friends were some of the most renowned and famous figures of the twentieth century--artists and princes, movie stars and international legends, including Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Isak Dinesen, Clark Gable, and Swifty Lazar. Moving from English palaces to the nightclubs of 1930s Paris, the wilds of Wyoming to the exclusive venues of New York high society, D.V. takes readers into this iconic woman's dazzling life, evoking the luxury and brio of an era that encompassed Josephine Baker, England's Queen Mary, Buffalo Bill, and Diaghilev. Vibrant with the vivid, irresistible voice that elevated every tete-a-tete and dinner party, D.V. brings this renowned and uninhibited raconteur alive, whether recalling herself as a young girl, her search for the perfect red, her piquant observations about her world, or her abhorrence for nostalgia. Like her legacy, Vreeland's story, told in her own words, is a classic to be celebrated by both loyal admirers and a new generation of culture mavens and style savants.show more

Review Text

"Gem of an autobiography... The book is filled with dazzling stories of style, society and success. Plus, poignant life lessons we can all learn from--even if most of us aren't decked out in Prada." Real Simpleshow more

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