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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel Reviews

January 24, 2013
We suspect that in her imperious voice, Vreeland would say she was mad about it, and she'd mean it as a measure of praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2012
Her life, and her work, transcended what we think of as "fashion." Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel celebrates a unique and uniquely determined woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2012
Many people remember some of Diana Vreeland's famous pronouncements ("I adore pink! It is the navy blue of India!") but few remember actually hearing her speak. The documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel takes care of that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2012
For fashionphiles and pop culture vultures, there's much to devour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2012
Diana Vreeland is both history lesson and sentimental love letter to a fashion titan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2012
Legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland was the consummate dreamer, a romantic who never looked back and propelled society forward.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 18, 2012
"Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel" is an intriguing portrait of a true original; you only wish the movie had half the color and verve of its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2012
A feast for fashion-history buffs and anyone who applauds unstoppable eccentricity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2012
The late, legendary fashion editor comes alive in "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel," an awkwardly titled but engaging documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 5, 2012
A highly entertaining and colorful portrait of a unique woman.
October 5, 2012
The visual emphasis in The Eye Has to Travel is on the pages of the magazines Vreeland dominated, and as such it's a sleek eyeful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2012
Vivid, delicious trip through the heyday of fashion mags is a must for followers of clothes, print design, and high society.
September 28, 2012
Vreeland comes across in the movie as something of a cross between Auntie Mame and Godzilla. She was a true original in a world where knock-offs abounded.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 28, 2012
The film, written and directed by Vreeland's granddaughter-in-law, mainly rests on the strength of its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2012
Makes a compelling case for the late Diana Vreeland as the 20th century's pre-eminent tastemaker, not to mention one of its most extravagant personalities.
September 27, 2012
The movie has a lot going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2012
[The film] squeezes an impressive amount of information into a relatively brief running time, yet it's blandly straightforward in its use of talking heads and archival footage.
September 26, 2012
All the right photos and news clips are assembled, showing off the lady's keenly curated sense of dramatic self-presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 22, 2012
The movie is saved from feeling like a promotional puff piece by the legitimate fabulousness of Vreeland herself ...
September 21, 2012
Shows what the world saw in Vreeland: a fairy godmother determined to dress up a world of Cinderellas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2012
Dizzily enjoyable ...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 20, 2012
Demonstrates that an almost hypnotic fabulousness can still emanate from the late great fashion editor, even via fuzzy old videotape viewed 23 years after her death.
September 20, 2012
We begin to understand what created her distinctive fashion aesthetic as well as her drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2012
While plenty of talking heads turn up to offer breathless praise, it's no surprise that the preeminent words of wisdom are, thanks to copious archival footage, Vreeland's own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2012
Raconteuse, epigrammatist, and mythomaniac, peerless fashion editor Diana Vreeland (1903-89) might have loved words as much as she loved Balenciaga.
September 18, 2012
The Eye Has to Travel unfortunately sinks under the weight of too many talking heads, as well as a tendency toward hagiographic evasiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2012
The filmmakers (including her grandson's wife) are clearly besotted. Fashion fans will be in heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2012
Pacing moves at a great clip but doesn't overwhelm the subject; nothing really could.