When fashion becomes something bigger than itself, it is no longer fashion. It is art.
To call fashion as nothing other than dressing people is to call culinary arts nothing more than sustenance.
The impact of Diana Vreeland to the world of fashion was really just a gateway to the rest of the world. There are people who are effected by her free-thinking beautiful brain who have no idea they are walking a craggy path paved by her, along with many others who fulfilled their need to simply do for the sake of doing. Not only for the financial gain. Money in life is like sex in a relationship. It should be a happy byproduct, but not the driving force.
If you've not seen this documentary, go ahead and make a night of it.