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The Fralin Downtown Film Series

NEW! We are pleased to present The Fralin Downtown, a new film series on the Arts, screened at The Violet Crown and funded by an Arts Enhancement grant from the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts. With thought-provoking films that focus on artists and the arts, we invite you to join us on the Downtown Mall. Visit the Violet Crown website for film details and tickets.

Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm:

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
86min. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng. 
Starring Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey

DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever. During her fifty year reign as the "Empress of Fashion," she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie O and coined some of fashion's most eloquent proverbs such as "the bikini is the biggest thing since the atom bomb." She was the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar where she worked for 25 years before becoming editor-in-chief of Vogue followed by a remarkable stint at the Met's Costume Institute where she helped popularize its historical collections.