The Quirky Memos Of Diana Vreeland

Alexander Vreeland has compiled more than 300 pages of memos written by his grandmother, editrix Diana Vreeland, during her tenure at Vogue from 1963 to 1971 — which will be published in a new book, “Memos: The Vogue Years,” out this week. From industry colleagues to friends — including Richard Avedon and Irving Penn — Vreeland’s memos are personal and to the point; her way of sending direction, advice, and admiration pre-text message and e-mail. Sample remark: ““The hottest thing in the world is to wear pants with stockings.” Vreeland would have been a champeen tweeter.

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