Diana Vreeland (1903-1989) was the 20th Century’s greatest arbiter of style, an exotic and vibrant character who, during her fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion”, dazzled the world with her unique vision of style.
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Mrs. Vreeland was hired as Harper Bazaar’s fashion editor in 1936, and she immediately became renowned for her provocative “Why don’t you?” column that dared readers to open their imagination and live their dreams.
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After twenty-five years at Bazaar, Vreeland took over American Vogue as editor-in-chief. It was the swinging sixties, and her pages of Vogue exploded with fashion, art, music, and film.
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In 1972, at age seventy, she launched a 16 year career at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute where she set new standards for exhibiting fashion worldwide, awakening an institution that had been forever sleepy.
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As Jackie Onassis once put it: "To say Diana Vreeland has dealt only with fashion trivializes what she has done. She has commented on the times in a wise and witty manner. She has lived a life.”
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In celebration of the inimitable style of Diana Vreeland, Atelier Swarovski has produced a jewelry collection capturing her unique take on beauty, imagination and luxury.
To be released in September 2012, the Atelier Swarovski Diana Vreeland Legacy Collection honours Vreeland’s 50 year career as an arbiter of style.
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The Collection has been developed in collaboration with Vreeland’s estate and its spirit reflects Vreeland’s philosophy that “the only real elegance is in the mind. If you’ve got that, the rest really comes with it.”
The collection of bold resin cuffs and rings, a crystal gilet and luxurious necklaces that fall like crystal rain, reflect Vreeland’s love of colour, form and style.
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