BRUNCH SOCIAL | BERGDORF GOODMAN | Diana Vreeland, Memos #BGwindows
The International Best Dress Hall of Famer aka ‘The Empress of Fashion,’ Diana Vreeland, has been the most influential woman in fashion. Vreeland was also a well-respected fashion editor and columnist in the fashion industry. Her fashion career consisted of working at Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and a fashion specialist of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum.
Vogue had started out as a glossy society magazine. Diana Vreeland has infused the pages of the magazine to be entertaining, innovative, original and beautiful. Transforming Vogue into a successful contemporary publication throughout the U.S.
“MEMOS: The Vogue Years” is an up close and personal book of Vreeland as Editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1962 to 1971. It’s the behind the scenes book that will provide readers a more intimate and educated view of how Diana Vreeland was a woman who rarely held meetings with her staff in person but in her own words has communicated with them through memos dictated from her Park Avenue home. MEMOS is an extraordinary compilation of 250 letters to photographers — Snowden, Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon — memos that expressed her boundless imagination to bring forth incredible editorials when assigning photographers their work. There are also memos about and to the industry’s legendary designers such as Chanel, De La Renta, Gucci, Diane Von Furstenburg, YSL, etc.
From a little girl, the things that had always fascinated me the most were the rhythmic energy of diverse tunes dancing through my childhood home, fashion illustrations (especially my mother’s), fashion magazines, the covers of the New Yorker, my father’s National Geographic & Architectural Digest magazines and set what I didn’t know were aspirations for myself when looking into the eclectic yet unique windows of department stores or boutiques. My favorite window displays have always been and will always be Bergdorf Goodman, which has graced many of my story boards for design and creative inspiration.
Last night I took a few photos of Bergdorf’s window starting with windows on Diana Vreeland. Pop on over to Graffiti Mimosa’s Pinterest page and click on ‘Window Shop‘ to see more of #BGwindows. As always I appreciate my readers and thank you for taking the time to pop in for a visit.
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