Diana Vreeland show at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, from 10 March 2012

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01 March 2012

The inauguration of the show “Diana Vreeland after Diana Vreeland” will take place at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, on 9 March 2012, followed by a cocktail at Hotel Bauer. The exhibitiion itself will run from 10 March to 26 June 2012.

Diana Vreeland, who for 25 years was a style icon for Harper’s Bazaar and editor- in-chief of Vogue until 1971, will be remembered in Venice for the first time. The Hotel Bauer will be the centre of this celebration. The show celebrates Vreeland's work and her impact as a forerunner of modern fashion journalism. Her life and charisma will be represented by her Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy outfits, as well as by a collection of everyday objects from her life. The exhibition is currently taking place in Milan, Italy, until 9 March, 2012, at the Corridor and Stairs Gallery, Via Santo Spirito 17. It is curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, Director of the Fashion Design Degree Course at the Faculty of Art and Design in Venice (IUAV) and by Judith Clark, Head of the London College of Fashion. 

Hotel Bauer and Il Palazzo are run by Francesca Bortolotto Possati, Chairman and CEO of the Venice hotel group. At the inauguration, she will welcome personalities including Benedetta Barzini, Fiona Thyssen, Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief of W Magazine, Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion; Becky Conekin, Professor of History and Culture in Fashion at Yale; Laurent Cotta, Curator of Galliera Museum in Paris; Amy De La Haye, fashion historian; Debo Kaat, Director of Mode Museum in Antwerp; Fukai Akiko, Director and chief curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute; Louise Wallenberg, Director of the Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University and Miren Arzalluz, Curator at the Balenciaga Foundation.

In the photo, Juliet Stevenson as Diana Vreeland, Toby Jones as Truman Capote, and Hope Davis as Slim Keith in director Douglas McGrath’s Infamous. Photo by Deana Newcomb © 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.