Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland (July 29, 1903 in Paris, France – August 22, 1989) was a noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion.

She was born Diana Dalziel (pronounced Dee-ell), the eldest daughter of a British father, Frederick Young Dalziel and an American mother, Emily Key Hoffman, a socialite who was a descendant of George Washington's brother as well as a cousin of Francis Scott Key. Vreeland had one sister, Alexandra. She also was a distant cousin of Pauline de Rothschild.

Diana to the family emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of World War I, and moved to 15 East 77th Street in New York, where they became prominent figures in society.

On January 24, 1923 issue of the Ohio newspaper Lima News, "featured an illustration of Diana with the caption," Diana Dalziel, one of the young New York provides social prominent members, is the bearer of this magnificent and exceptionally beautiful recapitulation. Brocaded velvet, fur trimmed, and with strings of gold, clothing makes it ideal for the accompaniment of black velvet beneath the gown. His peculiar court emphasizes the owner of the slenderness, and rich colors outside his dark beauty. "This appears to be the first national company of the publication of his picture.

On March 1, 1924, she married Thomas Reed Vreeland, a banker, in the Church of St. Thomas in New York, with whom he has two sons: Thomas Reed Vreeland, Jr., and Frederick Vreeland Dalziel. A week before his wedding, it was reported in The New York Times that his mother, Emily, has been named correspondent in a divorce proceeding Sir Charles Ross and his second wife, Lady Patricia. The ensuing unfortunately, the time of society alienated scandal Diana and her mother. Emily died in September 1928 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Diana Vreeland is interviewed in her New York apartment in 1980.

After their honeymoon, the newlyweds moved to Albany, New York and raised their two sons, Frederick (later ambassador to Morocco USA) and Thomas, Jr., remaining there until 1929. He then moved to 17 Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, London, formerly the home of Wilkie Collins and Edmund Gosse. During his stay in London, she danced with the Tiller Girls. Like Syrie Maugham and Elsie de Wolfe, another society women who ran their own stores, lingerie Diana operated a business near Berkeley Square, whose clients include Wallis Simpson and Mona Williams. While living in London, lived a life of luxury. He enjoyed playing tennis with Gertrude Lawrence, in Regent's Park every morning.

Often visited Paris, where they buy their clothes, mostly from Chanel, whom he met in 1926. He was one of 15 American women presented to King George V and Queen Mary at Buckingham Palace on May 18, 1933.

Also locked friendship with the photographer Cecil Beaton, composer Cole Porter, Tacoronte comtemporary art critic, artist Christian Berard, and the writer Evelyn Waugh. Waugh after the counting of "adored his books. I mean Vile, was not it great bodies? It was written about a whole society that existed in London wonderful wonderful looking fellas and girls, some of them grew up to be somebody , Some of them simply do not, but at that time they were just wonderful. It was so crazy, they were rather wild crazy, and that can only be English. That is the one that came in London, which has existed since 1927 De guess from 1928 until around 1935 -- and then it is much more beautiful. "

In 1937, her husband, the work carried back to New York, where he lived for the rest of their lives. He died in 1967.

It has been written that the shoes never touched the pavement and she (and her husband) had all his shoes specially designed in Budapest, "where they make the best shoes." Her husband had a butler employed to break into his shoes until the butter felt like the first time you wore. It also alleges that have been in his office at Vogue magazine, and to hear the joy, joy, joy of some young office of the secretary of the high heels on the floor, someone asked what the noise was. When told that there was a woman in heels, she replied: "Fire it. I will not tolerate that kind of distraction. "

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