Called 'the High Priestess of Fashion,' Diana Vreeland (1903-1989) was an American original whose impact on fashion and style in her time was legendary. Beginning in 1936, when she became a fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, Vreeland established herself as a controversial visionary who had an astonishing ability to invent and discover fashion ideas, designers, personalities and photographers. She continued to be a force in fashion throughout her long career, eventually becoming editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine (1962-70) and muse-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute (1972-89). Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel was created by Lisa Vreeland, a filmmaker and fashion consultant. Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel chronicles fifty years of international fashion. With 350 illustrations, including many famous photographs by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and other major fashion photographers, it is an intensely visual book that shows fashion as it is being invented, through the pages of magazines that shaped taste through their superb fashion editing, photography, and art direction.
Lisa Immordino Vreeland runs her own fashion design and production consulting business. She was the director of public relations for Polo Ralph Lauren in Italy, launched Industria, Fabrizio's Ferri's sportswear line and founded two fashion companies, Pratico and Mago. Lally Weymouth is a writer, journalist and senior editor at Newsweek. She was the author of a seminal profile of Vreeland in Rolling Stone magazine in 1977. Judith Thurman is a contributing writer at the New Yorker, often on women and fashion. Judith Clark is former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, where she was a colleague of Vreeland's.