37. VREELAND MEMOS
One day a mysterious package arrived at the Visionaire offices. It was a large box containing more than four-hundred original memos from Diana Vreeland to her staff at Vogue. The package had been sent to us by a contributor who preferred to remain anonymous but who had been on the receiving end of some of this legendary inter-office correspondence. In some ways, the experience was like stumbling upon fashion's Holy Grail. We had heard stories about these memos but were stunned to find out that they actually existed. Dating from 1966 to 1972, the memos, which were dictated to Vreeland's secretary from the sanctuary of her bathroom each morning, covered topics ranging from the wacky (the use of freckles or the utter importance of dog collars, for example) to the divine (the genius of Halston). But more importantly, the Vreeland memos provide a rare glimpse inside the mind of one of the most influential women in fashion history. With help from Alexander Vreeland and David Remnick at The New Yorker, we received permission from Conde Nast to publish nearly 150 of the memos in an edition of 4,000. We soon discovered just how many Vreeland fans there are out there: We received more single copy orders for VREELAND MEMOS than for any previous issue.
Limited Edition of 4000 numbered copies.
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