Diana Vreeland had strong opinions about most things fashionable, not least the all-important subject of fringe:
Sara Battaglia picks up where DV left off: her eponymous handbag collection plays with shimmering leather strips, adding excitement and movement to smart pocketbooks and trim totes. They're easy to spot–super-stylish Giovanna Battaglia, above, L'Uomo Vogue's fashion editor (and Sara's sister) is a much-photographed fan–but hard to find (try Luisa Via Roma, in Florence). Perhaps 2010 will usher in a new decade of music, dancing and festive fringe.
How I miss fringe! Where is fringe today? The fringe was there in the twenties–as it was there in the sixties–because of the dancing, the dancing...the music! I've known two great decades in my life, the twenties and the sixties, and I'm always comparing them because of the music. Music is everything, and in those two decades you got something so sharp, so new.... (Diana Vreeland, DV, 1984)
Photograph of Giovanna Battaglia by Tommy Ton for Jak & Jil Blog.