Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland

??The legendary Diana Vreeland is still hitting the fashion headlines 23 years after her death, this time with an exhibition held in her memory...

Known within the industry as fashion’s 'fairy godmother’, Vreeland was famed for her eloquent and inspiring words of wisdom such as this particular favourite: ‘The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it.’

A magazine editor, costume consultant and style icon, she had two key obsessions: the colour green and Venice - and thus sparked the ‘Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland’ exhibition.

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Held in the city so true to her heart, Venice’s 15th-century presents the first major show dedicated to her work, featuring an array of emerald designs from the vintage greats , and Irene Galitzine.

Proud to see his grandmother still regarded in such a curatorial manner, Alexander Vreeland said, ‘she made the relation between fashion and art possible. This is standing on her shoulders’.

The exhibition will run until June 26th 2012; so in the words of her famous column, ‘Why Don’t You’ treat yourself to a trip to Venice and immerse yourself in Vreeland’s fashion history.

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