Diana Vreeland was the editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, and, by all accounts seems like the kind of person who my dad would describe as "a pistol."
A documentary about her life, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (made by her granddaughter-in-law), is coming out this month in the U.S., and it looks fascinating. Here's the trailer:
The film opens in mid-September in the US, and Chicagoans, it will be at the spectacular Music Box Theater starting on September 28. I can't wait!
PS: Have you seen Bill Cunningham New York? It's another fascinating fashion documentary about The New York Times' Bill Cunningham, the original street style photographer. Even if you're not into fashion, it's an inspiring look at a person who truly loves his life's work. Highly recommend.
PPS: Cosmopolitan's famous editor Helen Gurley Brown passed away yesterday. Say what you will about Cosmoplitan's present state, there's no question that she was a force who changed a lot of women's lives.