Allure is something that exists, Diana Vreeland said, Its something around you like a perfume or a scent.Its like memory it pervades. Diana Vreeland was not only Editor-in-Chief of Vogue for almost a decade, she was also the curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. Her legacy continues to influence the fashion and photography worlds today, with issues of magazines such as Vanity Fair and Vogue dotted with mentions of her name. Allure is Vreelands personal selection of images by some of the centurys greatest photographers - among them Horst, De Meyer, Avedon, Beaton, Penn, and Steichen - featuring some of the celebrated personalities of the era including Garbo, Nureyev, Callas, Queen Mary, the Duchess of Windsor and Josephine Baker. By turns witty, sharp, and effusive, Vreelands text opens up the images and take the reader far beyond them into the imaginative, gossipy world she knew so well.