Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style

Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style
Price :  £180.00

Richard Martin & Harold Koda. Foreword by Philippe de Montebello.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1993. First edition. Red 31 page booklet with b&w text illustrations & 36 (+1 blank) loose sheets (3 double-page) in colour and b&w, all inserted into red card folder with D V cut-out motif, housed in leopard-print silk slipcase. 300 x 230mm (11 x 9"). 1.5kg. 0870999616. English. Very good; there is some very slight surface wear to the booklet, the plates are in very good condition; as is usual the card folder is somewhat fragile and there is some light creasing to the letters and to the spine, with some abrasions to red card, slight surface wear to outside of folder, small area of adhesive tape to underside of D(mostly hidden); slipcase in very good condition.

The catalogue to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Diana Vreeland is well-known as the editor of Vogue during the 1960s but following her departure from Vogueshe became Special Consultant to The Costume Institute at the MET. There she used her editor and stylist's eye to magnificent effect in the ground-breaking exhibitions she mounted during her tenure. The Immoderate Style exhibition was a celebration of all she had achieved during her creative life.

In the catalogue Martin and Koda's text examines "sensibility", "style", "sequitur" and "significance". The loose plates form a collection of memories, homages, photographs and reproductions of her writings. Contributors include Lord Snowdon, Valentino, Bruce Weber, Versace, Avedon, Oscar de la Renta, Veruschka von Lehndorff and Yves Saint Laurent. Also reproduced are a choice selection of her legendary Why Don't You?s and her recipe for Cavier Pie.