Worn by Diana Vreeland / Chadri / Mid-20th centuryWorn by Diana Vreeland
Mid-20th century

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Creator Name: Vreeland, Diana
Creator Qualifier: Worn by
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Donor/wearer
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1906 - 1989
Creator Name-CRT: Worn by Diana Vreeland
Title: Chadri
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1934
Creation End Date: 1966
Creation Date: Mid-20th century
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Regional-Main dress
Materials and Techniques: cotton, silk
Dimensions: L. at center back 66 in. (168 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1972.253
Credit Line: Gift of Diana Vreeland, 1972
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

Vreeland's famous admonition that "the eye has to travel" was one that she herself exemplified. She searched the world for alternative beauty, in appearances and in apparel. During her years at "Vogue," the magazine featured remarkable visual stories from all parts of the globe. Vreeland's fascination with the veil - part ethnographic, part fashion adventurism - prompted her to find fashion uses for it. She frequently covered the heads of exhibition mannequins with veils, rendering them softer and more enigmatic.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1972.253
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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