Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012)

During Diana Vreeland's fifty year reign as the "Empress of Fashion," she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. She was the fashion editor of… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 21, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An affectionate portrait created with visual flair, Diana Vreeland is entertaining, informative, and stylish, due in large part to its charismatic subject.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

The late, great Diana Vreeland devoted her youth to reinventing herself-and her life-to redefine how the world sees beauty. While she may not have become a swan, she became something much more opulent and grand. A peacock, perhaps.

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Suzanne S. Brown
Denver Post

Many people remember some of Diana Vreeland's famous pronouncements ("I adore pink! It is the navy blue of India!") but few remember actually hearing her speak. The documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel takes care of that.

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Michelle Orange
Capital New York

The limits placed on Immordino Vreeland by a presumed family obligation and her subject's superstructure persona create a fascinating narrative tension in an otherwise admirably executed but boilerplate personality piece.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

We suspect that in her imperious voice, Vreeland would say she was mad about it, and she'd mean it as a measure of praise.

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Amy Verner
Globe and Mail

For fashionphiles and pop culture vultures, there's much to devour.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Although some of the dates and causal events in her life are passed over, the rhythm and style carry the narrative forward until the last 20 minutes, when the film mostly meanders to the finish.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Her life, and her work, transcended what we think of as "fashion." Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel celebrates a unique and uniquely determined woman.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Diana Vreeland is both history lesson and sentimental love letter to a fashion titan.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

She was a fashion-industry icon and taste-maker for decades, working at Harper's and then Vogue in an era when magazine publishing was as adventuresome as painting, filmmaking and music.

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