110+ Diana Vreeland Quotes On World, Future And Travel
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- Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.
- The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it.
- The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb.
- You don't have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive.
- A world without leopards, well, who would want to live in it?
- There's only one very good life and that's the life you know you want and you make it yourself.
- Red is the great clarifier - bright and revealing. I can't imagine becoming bored with red - it would be like becoming bored with the person you love.
- The first thing to do is to arrange to be born in Paris. After that, everything follows quite naturally.
- Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal.
- Too much good taste can be very boring. Independent style, on the other hand, can be very inspiring.
Diana Vreeland Image Quotes
The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb. — Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland Short Quotes
- Exaggeration is my only reality.
- Oh, but I think that thoughtfulness and manners are everything.
- I've never met a leopard print I didn't like.
- Within every girl is the possibility of arousing emotion. Without emotion there is no beauty.
- Too much good taste can be boring
- How boring to copy the past -- with all the magnificence of today and tomorrow.
- What do I think about the way most people dress? Most people are not something one thinks about.
- People who eat white bread have no dreams.
- It's only intelligent to wish to look after yourself properly.
- Never fear being vulgar, just boring, middle class or dull.
Diana Vreeland Quotes On Love
You know the greatest thing is passion, without it what have you got? I mean if you love someone you can love them as much as you can love them but if it isn’t a passion, it isn’t burning, it isn’t on fire, you haven’t lived. — Diana Vreeland
Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked 'female' — Diana Vreeland
I never felt comfortable about my looks until I married Reed Vreeland. I believe in love at first sight because that's what it was. I knew the moment our eyes met that we would marry. — Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland Quotes On Life
It’s not about the dress you wear, but it’s about the life you lead in the dress. — Diana Vreeland
If you think all the time every day of your life, you might as well kill yourself today and be happier tomorrow. — Diana Vreeland
This is a great shame, but of course there have to be some things in life that not everybody can have, and great perfume is one of them. — Diana Vreeland
You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It's a way of life. Without it, you're nobody. — Diana Vreeland
My life has been more influenced by books than by any other one thing. — Diana Vreeland
All my life I've pursued the perfect red. — Diana Vreeland
I'm a person who is only invested in the pleasures and enjoyments of life. All the rest is left to the men. I've always remained what you might call "feminine" about the whole [work] thing. — Diana Vreeland
A lie to get out of something, or take an advantage for oneself, that’s one thing; but a lie to make life more interesting—well, that’s entirely different. — Diana Vreeland
There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration. — Diana Vreeland
Vogue always did stand for people's lives. I mean, a new dress doesn't get you anywhere; it's the life you're living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later. — Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland Quotes On World
The first rule that a geisha is taught, at the age of nine, is to be charming to other women...Every girl in the world should have geisha training. — Diana Vreeland
Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world. — Diana Vreeland
This world without a leopard…I mean, who would want to be here?! — Diana Vreeland
Black is the hardest color in the world to get right-except for gray. — Diana Vreeland
Every girl in the world should have geisha training — Diana Vreeland
Power has got to be the most intoxicating thing in the world—and of all forms of power the most intoxicating is fame. — Diana Vreeland
The future holds a golden world. It will be for beauty; it will be for intelligent productiveness. — Diana Vreeland
I certainly didn't learn anything in school. My education was the world. — Diana Vreeland
The hottest thing in the world is to wear pants with stockings. — Diana Vreeland
This is a weakness of the world. Someone thinks they've discovered something for the first time. They want to be authoritative about it. — Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland Quotes On Fashion
A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste-it's hearty, it's healthy, it's physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I'm against. — Diana Vreeland
I think when you’re young you should be a lot with yourself and your sufferings. Then one day you get out where the sun shines and the rain rains and the snow snows and it all comes together. — Diana Vreeland
I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity. — Diana Vreeland
Unshined shoes are the end of civilization. — Diana Vreeland
We all need a splash of bad taste. No taste is what I am against. — Diana Vreeland
I adore artifice. I always have. — Diana Vreeland
The best time to leave a party is when the party’s just beginning. There’s no drink that kills except the drink that you didn’t want to take, as the saying goes, and there’s no hour that kills except the hour you stayed after you wanted to go home. — Diana Vreeland
I always say I hope to God I die in a town with a good tailor, a good shoemaker, and perhaps someone who's interested in a little quelque chose d'autre. — Diana Vreeland
Balenciaga often said that women did not have to be perfect or beautiful to wear his clothes. When they wore his clothes, they became beautiful. — Diana Vreeland
Where would fashion be without literature? — Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland Quotes On Balenciaga
Balenciaga was incredibleI was madly infatuated with his clothes. His clothes were devastating. One fainted. One simply blew up and died. — Diana Vreeland
In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room - no other woman existed. — Diana Vreeland
Balenciaga did the most delicious evening clothes. Clothes aren't delicious any more. — Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland Famous Quotes And Sayings
The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb. — Diana Vreeland
No one had a better sense of luxury than Coco Chanel, She really had the spirit of the 20th Century. — Diana Vreeland
Why don't you have a room done up in every color green? This will take months, years, to collect, but it will be delightful-a melange of plants, green glass, green porcelains, and furniture covered in sad greens, gay greens, clear, faded, and poison greens? — Diana Vreeland
I think allure is something around you, like a perfume or like a scent. It's like a memory ... it pervades. — Diana Vreeland
Pink is the navy blue of India. — Diana Vreeland
One thing I hold against Americans is that they have no flair for the rain. They seem unsettled by it; it's against them: they take it as an assault, an inconvenience! But rain is so wonderfully cleansing, so refreshing, so calming... — Diana Vreeland
Poor, darling fellow - he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table. — Diana Vreeland
I think i always had a perfectly clear view of what was possible for the public. "Give'em what they never knew they wanted". — Diana Vreeland
Don't look left nor right and never compete. Never. Watching the other guy is what kills all forms of energy. — Diana Vreeland
Fragrances fill the senses with the mysterious. — Diana Vreeland
When I discovered dancing, I learned to dream. — Diana Vreeland
I was always fascinated by the absurdities and luxuries and the snobbism of the world that fashion magazines showed. Of course, it’s not for everyone...But I lived in that world, not only during my years in the magazines business but for years before, because I was always of that world-- at least in my imagination. — Diana Vreeland
If it isn't a passion, it isn't burning, it isn't on fire, you haven't lived. — Diana Vreeland
I think part of my success as an editor came from never worrying about a fact, a cause, an atmosphere. It was me—projecting to the public. That was my job. I think I always had a perfectly clear view of what was possible for the public. Give ‘em what they never knew they wanted. — Diana Vreeland
I was always sort of a loner, I suppose. I always had to think out everything for myself... I suppose that is what you call a loner. — Diana Vreeland
Beauty has nothing to do with possession. If possession and beauty must go together, then we are lost souls. A beautiful flower is not to be possessed, it's there to be beheld. It's there for your pleasure. — Diana Vreeland
Allure is a word very few people use nowadays, but it's something that exists. Allure holds you, doesn't it? Whether it's a gaze or a glance in the street or a face in the crowd or someone sitting opposite you at lunch... you are held — Diana Vreeland
If you had a bump on your nose, it made no difference so long as you had a marvelous body & good carriage. You held your head high, & you were a beauty You knew how to water-ski, & how to take a jet plane fast in the morning, arrive anywhere, & be anyone when you got off. — Diana Vreeland
If it's not there in fashion, fantasize it. — Diana Vreeland
Parents, you know, can be terrible. — Diana Vreeland
I'm terrible on facts. But I always have an idea. If you have an idea, you're well ahead — Diana Vreeland
Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes. — Diana Vreeland
Never worry about the facts. Just project an image to the public. — Diana Vreeland
I have always felt that the only great thing about an interview is the questions that are asked. — Diana Vreeland
I think we live only through our dreams and our imagination. — Diana Vreeland
Don't look back. Just go ahead. Give ideas away. Under every idea there's a new idea waiting to be born. — Diana Vreeland
God was fair to the Japanese. He gave them no oil, no coal, no diamonds, no gold, no natural resources — nothing! Nothing comes from the island that you can sustain a civilization on. What God gave the Japanese was a sense of style—maintained through the centuries through hard work and the disciplines of ambition. — Diana Vreeland
I don't think anyone has ever been in a better place at a better time than I was when I was editor of Vogue. Vogue always did stand for people's lives. I mean, a new dress doesn't get you anywhere; it's the life you're living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later. Like all great times, the sixties were about personalities. — Diana Vreeland
When fashion turns over it brings in little tiny creaks and cracks. This is the fascination and that is where you have to watch every step. — Diana Vreeland
When I arrived in America, I had these very dark red nails which some people objected to, but then some people object to absolutely everything. — Diana Vreeland
I wonder about prisoners. They're told, "You are free, you are innocent, you can go anywhere." I'm sure they usually feel nothing. They don't burst into tears or hysterics or joy or "I told you so." It's nothing. To be on the straight path isn't a bloody thing. It's just ordinary. — Diana Vreeland
I mean, a new dress doesn't get you anywhere; it's the life you're living in the dress. — Diana Vreeland
The only thing people are interested in is people. — Diana Vreeland
The body must stay fit. Fit people like themselves much better. — Diana Vreeland
A funny person is funny only for so long, but a wit can sit down and go on being spellbinding forever. — Diana Vreeland
The personality is a work of art. — Diana Vreeland
Being vulgar is fine, but oh please just don't be boring. — Diana Vreeland
Style; all who have it have have one thing: originality. — Diana Vreeland
I sincerely believe that energy grows from itself and the more energy you expand the more you create within yourself. — Diana Vreeland
Water is God's tranquilizer. — Diana Vreeland
The way to judge a good hand is that the fingers are the same size at the tip as where they come out of the hand itself. — Diana Vreeland
I wasn't a fashion editor. I was the one and only fashion editor. — Diana Vreeland
Photographers aren't artists, for goodness sake. — Diana Vreeland
Pleasure is everything. — Diana Vreeland
You gotta have style to get up in the morning — Diana Vreeland
Don't you loathe the word "workaholic"? It has nothing to do with an important thing, that you and your secretary are at the office until 6:30. But that's life, kiddo. 24-hour work doesn't go on in America. 24-hour work is what Italy and Holland did after the war. The lights never went out! — Diana Vreeland
No one knows how hard one works. — Diana Vreeland
I went to work to make money, not because I was bored. It was money that I wanted. — Diana Vreeland
You've got to have style, it helps you get out of bed in the morning. — Diana Vreeland
Naturally, I’ve always been mad about clothes. You don’t get born in Paris to forget about clothes for a minute. — Diana Vreeland
Where Chanel came from in France is anyone’s guess. She said one thing one day and another thing the next. She was a peasant—and a genius. Peasants and geniuses are the only people who count and she was both. — Diana Vreeland
Before even the technique, there is a dream. Chanel had it. The dream is everything. — Diana Vreeland
I've always remained totally myself, which is to say, without an idea... of what to do. — Diana Vreeland
All creations demand greenery of spirt. — Diana Vreeland
The best thing about London is Paris. — Diana Vreeland
I always wear my sweater back-to-front; it is so much more flattering. — Diana Vreeland
All people are meant to be creative in a certain way. What way? Perhaps I was cut out to be a wonderful housewife, with a marvelous sense of cooking, being with my friends, running a perfect house. But I am not ambitious towards anything. — Diana Vreeland
Lighting is everything in a color. — Diana Vreeland
Truth is a hell of a big point with me. Now I exaggerate—always. — Diana Vreeland
Life Lessons by Diana Vreeland
- Diana Vreeland's work as an editor taught us to be fearless in our creativity and to push the boundaries of fashion and beauty.
- She also showed us the importance of staying ahead of trends and being open to new ideas.
- Lastly, she demonstrated the power of self-expression and the ability to create a unique and captivating style.
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