Before The Devil Wears Prada, before Anna Wintour, there was Diana Vreeland. She was known as the "Empress of Fashion" and reigned over Harper's Bazaar andVogue for much of the 20th century, influencing everyone from Jackie Kennedy Onassis to Lauren Bacall. Interviewees include Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and Manolo Blahnik, but it is the archival footage and the reenactments of the woman herself that offer a glimpse of her "pizzazz." Co-directed by her granddaughter-in-law, the film is stylish, breezy yet informative and at times poignant.
PG13; 86 minutes
The Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $8.50, $6.50 for Modern members. The Sunday noon show is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to the show.