We watched the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel last night, which demonstrates, among other things, that taste is a matter of zeitgeist. Vreeland was not just the legendary and most dynamic fashion editor of the past century (she was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar for twenty five years and then the editor in chief of Vogue),
and the one who actually reinvented that job, but she was a true tastemaker. Her home was where she sought for privacy, comfort, and for another place to express her personal identity. And it was dramatic. The color red, her bedroom, lined and curtained with a blue scarlet-flowered cotton print, all telling us not only the story of DV, as she was called, but also the story of her time through the lens of taste in interior décor. Most of these photographs were published in the September/October 1975 issue of Architectural Digest.