"I hope I’m giving people pleasure, something to look at, to think about, something that fills their imagination or evokes a few thoughts."
Diana Vreeland in “Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Have Shaped our Times”
Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895), is widely considered the Father of Haute couture, while Diana Vreeland is most likely considered the Mother of Fashion as Fine Art.
Vreeland who introduced the seminal and blockbuster exhibitions of fashion at the Metropolitan Museum, linked the commercial world of fashion with the blue blood institution of the Met. A step forward into new territory for both.
You can read Diana Vreeland's chapter, or better yet, buy the whole book. Try it you'll really like it. As one reviewer said: "One of those rare, rare books that pick your life up, turn it around and point it in the right direction." — K.T. Maclay.