On September 10, 2012, the Legendary fashion editor for both Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue Diana Vreeland, also known as a fashion icon became the first woman in publishing to receive such a prestigious award, as an inductee into the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style in Beverly Hills.
As the nineteenth recipient of the award, Vreeland received a bronze plaque that read “You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it you’re nobody,” a quote that that the fashion icon knows all too well about, with her fifty-year reign as the “Empress of Fashion.”
After twenty-five years as fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Vreeland became editor-in-chief of Vogue building a remarkable portfolio in the edgy, yet classy fashion world.
“She wasn’t always a fashion icon,” Tim Vreeland said of his legendary mother. “At one time she was a very quiet, private person.”
But it seemed that her interest and skills in fashion spoke even louder.
This award honors many legends who have contributed to the entertainment and fashion world, the very same award that inaugurated in 2003. All recipients are chosen by an independent committee of past honorees, media, academics and celebrities. Other previous honorees include James Acheson, Milena Canonero, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Tom Ford, Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, Cartier, Valentino Garavani, Manolo Blahnik, James Galanos, Gianni and Donatella Versace, Missoni, Iman, Fred Hayman, Salvatore Ferragamo and Edith Head.