Last Chance Dept.
Her creed was simple: Be anything except boring.
(“There is no beauty without emotion,” said Diana Vreeland.)
You couldn’t have run both Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue if you were boring. Or weren’t a bit over the top.
Mile-long eyelashes. Rouged earlobes. Red lacquered nails to go with everything in her living room.
And when it came to her wardrobe, she liked dramatic silhouettes and oversized buttons to match her oversized personality.
High-impact season is coming up.
1940s Big-Button Blouse (No. 4768). In glossy cotton sateen, with seven of Ms. V.’s favorite self-covered buttons down the front, two more on each cuff. Peaked sleeve caps. Big 4” collar. Wide sash belt, plus lots of flare down from the waist.
She would wear it with flowy pants or a black pencil skirt to emphasize her jet-black hair, but feel free to combine it with jeans.
As she said about fun: Have it.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Colors: White that’s pretending to be innocent, and Blue that isn’t innocent at all.
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