As Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland opens at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, we take a look back in pictures at the life of the contemporary fashion legend, who brought her revolutionary approach to Vogue,  Harper’s Bazaar and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland opens at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, we take a look back in pictures at the life of the contemporary fashion legend, who brought her revolutionary approach to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Diana Vreeland's desk at Vogue. Her walls of imagination and possibly waiting for her peanut butter sandwich for lunch.

Diana Vreeland's desk at Vogue. Her walls of imagination and possibly waiting for her peanut butter sandwich for lunch.

diana vreeland The Eye has to travel documentary

diana vreeland The Eye has to travel documentary

EAST/WEST Indian Magic collection by Issey Miyake, worn by Diana Vreeland,

EAST/WEST Indian Magic collection by Issey Miyake, worn by Diana Vreeland,

Diana Vreeland in her Billy Baldwin decorated living room

Diana Vreeland in her Billy Baldwin decorated living room

Diana Vreeland created the concept of the fashion editor. She joined Harper’s Bazaar in 1936 and remained there for 25 years and the images she created are the most referenced in fashion history. She had a hand in everything, and everything she touched she revolutionised.

Diana Vreeland created the concept of the fashion editor. She joined Harper’s Bazaar in 1936 and remained there for 25 years and the images she created are the most referenced in fashion history. She had a hand in everything, and everything she touched she revolutionised.

“Style: all who have it share one thing - originality.” -Diana Vreeland

“Style: all who have it share one thing - originality.” -Diana Vreeland

The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it. - Diana Vreeland

11 of Diana Vreeland's Best Quotes

The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it. - Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland, ici sur une séance photographiée par Richard Avedon pour Harper's Bazaar en 1946 http://www.vogue.fr/culture/a-voir/diaporama/diana-vreeland-l-hommage-a-venise/7367#diana-vreeland-en-studio-1946

Diana Vreeland, figure majeure de l'élégance moderne

Diana Vreeland, ici sur une séance photographiée par Richard Avedon pour Harper's Bazaar en 1946 http://www.vogue.fr/culture/a-voir/diaporama/diana-vreeland-l-hommage-a-venise/7367#diana-vreeland-en-studio-1946

Diana Vreeland, noted columnist and fashion editor

Diana Vreeland, noted columnist and fashion editor

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