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Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

2012

USA

92 minutes

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HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Following the sceening, stay for a conversation with the film's director, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, and Lynn Wyatt, founding chair of the MFAH film committee.

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 50-year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. Vreeland was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked for 25 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.

Vreeland's story 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 '20s, and London in the swinging '60s. It also spans the great wars, the flights of Lindbergh, the Kennedy inauguration, the freewheeling spirit of the 1960s youthquake, and the advent of countless fashion revolutions, from bikinis to blue jeans.

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

Tickets available only through Houston Cinema Arts Society: online or at 713.222.5400. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the MFAH the night of the screening.