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6.6

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  1. Oct 5, 2012
    5
    Vreeland was an extraordinary person, and I'm inspired by her life and her attitude. (She probably worked way too hard in her life, but I understand her passion for it.) But the way this documentarian captures her life just feels mailed in. There's a hundred ways you can present this type of material, and I just thought much of it was cheesy. Not bad, but just not nearly as good as it could have been. The final shot?? Animated Vreeland flying away in the Lindberg plane?? Didn't work for me. The final shot should have been dramatic, stylish, iconoclastic - but not childish. The extended Jane Pauly interviews were excellent. The George Plimpton discussions? Less so. Expand
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Nov 1, 2012
    88
    Her life, and her work, transcended what we think of as "fashion."
  2. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Oct 24, 2012
    67
    She knew what "it" was going to be before anyone else. Or maybe she invented "it," and the magazine-buying public simply did as they were told.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Verner
    Oct 18, 2012
    63
    It's clear the director's proximity to the family stopped her from going into uncomfortable territory. We never learn much about Vreeland's husband or how his wife's high profile and dedication to work affected their relationship.