DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL

Run Time: 92 min. | United States | Language: English

With Lisa Immordino Vreeland and Lynn Wyatt

MFAH | SUN NOV 11 | 7:00 PM | Q&A

USA, 2012
Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Cinematographer: Cristobal Zanartu
Editor: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frederic Tcheng
Composer: David Majzlin
Cast: Diana Vreeland
Running time: 92 min.

MFAH | SUN NOV 11 | 7:00 PM | Q&A

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing,
and culture forever. During Diana Vreeland’s fifty-year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. She was the fashion editor
of Harper’s Bazaar where she worked for twenty-five years before becoming editor-in-chief of Vogue, followed by a remarkable stint at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, where she helped popularize its historical
collections.

The story of Diana Vreeland illustrates the evolution of women into roles of power and prominence throughout the 20th century. The movie follows its subject through some of the century’s greatest historical and cultural eras,
including Paris’ Belle Époque, New York in the roaring twenties, and London in the swinging sixties. It also spans such historical events as the great wars, the flights of Lindbergh, the romance of Wallis and Windsor, the Kennedy
inauguration, the freewheeling spirit of the 1960′s youthquake, and the advent of countless fashion revolutions from the bikini to the blue jean.

As a college student, Lisa Immordino Vreeland was mesmerized by Diana Vreeland’s pages in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Later, she fell in love with Diana Vreeland’s  grandson and became a member of the Vreeland family.

Following the screening, Ms. Vreeland will engage in conversation with a great friend of Diana Vreeland and Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Lynn Wyatt.

2012
Category: Documentary - Visual Arts
Screenings
Nov. 11, 2012
7:00 PM
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL Museum of Fine Arts Houston Buy Ticket