DIANA VREELAND
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DIANA VREELAND

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DIANA VREELAND
A typescript letter, signed, from Diana Vreeland to Audrey Hepburn on Vogue headed stationery, dated 3 September, 1971, the one page letter informing Audrey of the success of the 1st April, 1971 issue of UK Vogue in which she appeared on the cover, the letter addressed Darling Audrey: This letter is to give you wonderful and exciting news... informing her The April 1 issue in which you appear has just been "rated" - something we do with issues every three to four months to see what the reader likes. In the history of Vogue "rating"... you "rated" the highest!!! Vogue started in approximately 1880, so you can see that's quite a record..., Vreeland expressing her admiration You are always the most appealing creature there ever was and remain persistently the elegant, fragile, child-woman..., and apologising for not having seen her in Rome, finishing I send so much love - my fond remembrances to your husband and we will meet again soon, signed in green felt pen love, love Diane
11 x 8 ½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm.)
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Legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland wrote for Harper's Bazaar for 26 years before becoming editor in chief of American Vogue from 1963-1971. At 69, Vreeland then became the driving force of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute in New York. Vreeland was the inspiration for Kay Thompson's character Maggie Prescott, fierce editor of Quality magazine in Funny Face.

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