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Diana Vreeland Honored With Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award

The fashion legend posthumously received the award Monday.

The Rodeo Drive Committee and the city of Beverly Hills inducted late editor and fashion icon Diana Vreeland into the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style on Monday.

Since 2003, the award has honored style legends for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment.

A bronze plaque featuring Vreeland's signature with her quote will be permanently installed on the sidewalk of Via Rodeo at Two Rodeo Drive. The quote reads, "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." 

Vreeland's son, Tim Vreeland, and her granddaughter-in-law Lisa Immordino Vreeland, unveiled the plaque.

Dubbed the "Empress of Fashion," Vreeland was fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar from 1937-62, editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1963-71 and a consultant to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organizing 12 exhibitions.

The ceremony came 11 days before the release of the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland.

Vreeland is the 19th inductee into the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style. Born Diana Dalziel in Paris in 1903, she died in 1989 in New York City at the age of 86.

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Tom Pease September 12, 2012 at 03:07 AM
If anyone deserves it. Mrs. Vreeland does. I also love the photo with Peggy Mofitt still rocking the Sassoon hair.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ojaofcXmS8

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