Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland(1903-1989) A noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion. She worked for the fashion magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vreeland was noted for taking fashion seriously. Diana Vreeland, one of Chanel’s best clients, introduced the Duke of Verdura, a budding jewelry designer, to society jeweler Paul Flato, collaborating on the successful line “Verdura for Flato.” Vreeland was rarely seen without her beloved David Webb black and white enamel zebra bangle with tiny diamonds interspersed on its mane and cabochon ruby eyes. She was a notable patron of many jewelry designers and is also said to have discovered actress Lauren Bacall and model Edie Sedgwick.