Diana Vreeland – 'Memos: The Vogue Years'
A new book about the legendary editor
The late Diana Vreeland, legendary former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, was not fond of a meeting. She communicated with her colleagues via short notes – peremptory in nature – that she dictated to her faithful secretary whilst smoking a cigarette.
“Usually, when we have meetings, we don’t get ideas and views from people” writes in one memo. It is these notes, born from smoking breaks and the banging of the secretary's typewriter and recently compiled by her grandson Alexander Vreeland, that form the new book Memos: The Vogue Years.
Featuring over 250 memos and letters from Vreeland during her time at Vogue, including letters to Irving Penn and Cristobel Balenciaga amongst others, the book is available now via Rizzoli.