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Chic at Work: Diana Vreeland

by habituallychic

10 . 07 . 10
I couldn’t just post Diana Vreeland’s home when her office was just as chic.  She began her magazine career at Harper’s Bazaar when Carmel Snow hired her because she was impressed with her style.  She became known for her “Why don’t you…” columns and even hired Ali MacGraw.  After she was fired, she was went on to be the editor in chief of Vogue in 1963.  She stayed with the magazine until 1971 after which she joined the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These photos are from her Vogue office about 1968 and the inspiration board and leopard carpet attest to her innate sense of style.  She famously said once that “too much good taste can be boring” but it’s clear that she had amazing taste and was never boring!

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  1. sylvie October 7, 2010 | 2:48 pm

    the marvelous leopard carpet, her infamous memos and pioneering style – diana reminds us to live a fearless, fashionable life…every day!
    sylvie of silver lining

  2. Acquired Objects October 7, 2010 | 3:44 pm

    Chic at any age and what an amazing place to work, love it!

  3. Janelle Watson-Evans October 8, 2010 | 4:28 am

    What a revelation this Billy Baldwin “Garden in Hell” interior is! And such a style icon of the 20th Century was Ms Vreeland.
    I bought the original Allure when I went to Paris from my home in Australia when I was 19 years old. I have treasured the book for all these years and am happy to see a new edition emerge.
    I love the pic on the back of the original edition with her in a typical pose cigarette in hand!
    thanks for posting and bringing back those memories!