Diana Vreeland

03 May

Balmain Pre-Fall 13






















Diana Vreeland, and her famous quote, « Elegance is refusal », inspired the Balmain by Olivier Rousteing Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

Other Diana Vreeland-influenced collections : Armani Privé Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the jewelry was inspired by Diana Vreeland), Atelier Swarovski (this jewelry line, named « Diana Vreeland Legacy Collection », and made in collaboration with Diana Vreeland’s heirs, was launched in September 2012), Diane von Furstenberg Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection, dubbed « American Legend », was a tribute to 3 iconic women, including Diana Vreeland), Emilia Wickstead Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this collection was an homage to Diana Vreeland, as a working woman), Etro Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the pieces were imagined as the possessions of fashion icons such as Diana Vreeland), Jil Sander by Raf Simons Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the « skiing » editorials that Diana Vreeland did at « Vogue » were one of the influences of this show), Louis Vuitton by Kim Jones Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Menswear (Kim Jones commissioned Jake and Dinos Chapman to produce a floral print, dubbed « Garden in Hell », which was based on Diana Vreeland’s apartment), Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the starting point of this collection was, among other things, Diana Vreeland’s home), Preen by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection was an ode to Diana Vreeland’s style which mixed classical European pieces with caftans and huge jewelry).

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “Diana Vreeland

  1. MasonBentley

    May 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    An icon of mine x

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Indeed ! She was an incredible woman who had the amazing idea to organize fashion exhibitions in art museums : I love her for that too !

  2. MasonBentley

    May 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Just to let you know – I’ve nominated you for a much deserved Sunshine Blog Award – hope back to mine for more info! x

    • Fashion Mayann

      May 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

      That is just so sweet of you ! It looks like this stunning Balmain piece brought me Sunshine ! Thank you so much for this ! XO


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