Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland never met her famous grandmother-in-law, the fashion editor Diana Vreeland, but her documentary "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel" makes viewers feel as if they had.
The film chronicles the wild life of Vreeland, who worked a quarter-century as fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar followed by a landmark stretch as editor-in-chief of Vogue. In her career, she discovered Twiggy, advised Jackie Kennedy Onassis and forever melded fashion to celebrity.
The film draws heavily on Vreeland's voice in archival interview footage and an extended Q-and-A session with George Plimpton (for a project to write her memoirs) and her fascinating tall tales. The result is a lively portrait that's as colorful, dynamic and oh-so-fashionable as one of Vreeland's magazine spreads.
'Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel'
Opens Friday, Dec. 7, at the Broadway Centre Cinemas; PG-13 for some nude images; 86 minutes.