Diana Vreeland Biography
(Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant)
Birthday: July 29, 1906 (Leo)
Born In: Paris, France
Born as Diana Dalziel, Diana Vreeland was an American socialite, fashionista, columnist and editor associated with topnotch fashion magazines like ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Vogue’. She was known for her gifted language, her perception on global fashion, her ability to coin terms and phrases that immediately caught the attention of her readers and painting a stunning picture of fashion and fantasy, in relation to the ever changing social scenario, with her words. Vreeland was discovered by editor Carmel Snow who gave her the chance to flourish in the field that had been her darling since the time she was growing up - fashion. Being a daughter of a wealthy socialite only helped Vreeland to cultivate the poise that she taught her readers for the rest of her life. On the top of it, getting married to a classy and even wealthier banker opened her to the kind of exposure that came handy in her career. Vreeland ran her column ‘Why Don’t You?’, which made her a fashion guru amongst the American housewives of the 60s, for about 26 years. She joined Vogue as an editor-in-chief before she became a consultant with the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vreeland changed the American fashion industry when it was going through a dull phase.